This is a digital file
(This listing is for a downloadable cross stitch chart in PDF format, which you will need to download and print prior to use. It is not for a finished project of any type, nor does it include any of the other supplies - such as fabric, floss, and needle – that you will need to stitch the design.)
Inspired by Sarah Williams’s poem “The Old Astronomer,” this colorful, inspirational sampler features a bold star motif and traditional sampler alphabet, as well as an excerpt (often misattributed to the astronomer Galileo) from the fourth stanza of the poem: “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
I also included Sarah Williams’s initials and the year in which her poem first was published, but if you prefer a more personal feel for your sampler, you easily could use your own initials and the year you stitch the sampler instead.
This easy-to-stitch design is charted entirely in full cross stitch with no backstitching or fractional stitches. It measures 70 stitches wide by 161 stitches high and would make a wonderful accent for your home or office or a thoughtful gift for someone special in your life.
(I think it would also make a lovely baby gift.)
The color images above show how the design would look – in both bright and prim variations – using the fabric and floss specified in the pattern. (You will receive color keys for both variations with your chart.)
Your chart, including fabric and floss information for both color variations, will be available for download in PDF format immediately after your payment is processed.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Have a wonderful day, and happy stitching!
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