I thought you might like seeing some sneak previews of the Ada Mary Hornsey sampler, my newest reproduction sampler.
Ada was born in 1858 in Wellingborough, England which is near Cambridge. She stitched her sampler when she was 10 years old.
view of the lower left corner
center floral motif with birds
one of two similar vases of flowers
Ada's sampler measures 184 stitches wide x 239 high and is worked using only 8 thread colors. It is stitched using cross stitch except for the outer border which is worked in long stitches.
I hope these photos whet your appetite for what is to come. I'll show more photos once I get the sampler back from my framer.
The chart will be released at the Nashville needlework tradeshow in February.