When I was back in Virginia last month for my uncle’s funeral, I remembered the poem as I was gathering with members of my family. This lovely poem was the inspiration for this project.
Linen: 36-count Meadow Rue, Lakeside Linens & Designs, Inc.
Stitch Count: 204 wide x 168 high
Stitched Area size: 11-1/4 inches wide x 9-1/4 inches high
Recommended Linen Size: 17 x 15 inches
Silk Threads: Crescent Colours (Belle Soie), Gloriana Threads, and Needlepoint, Inc.
Crescent Colours (Belle Soie)
202 Light Russet Red
206 Russet Red
208 Dark Russet Red
321 Light Williamsburg Blue
324 Williamsburg Blue
328 Dark Williamsburg Blue
877 Moonlight Pastel
DMC color substitutions for the silk threads are listed on the chart.
Stitches used: backstitch, closed herringbone, cross, satin, smyrna cross, straight, and vertical closed herringbone. Stitch diagrams are provided. If desired, cross stitches can be substituted for all but the straight and backstitches.
Valley House Primitives made the lovely frame. You can ask your favorite needlework shop to order the frame for you.