Stitch this pretty anniversary sampler designed by Sharon S. Pope! Worked in beautiful over-dyed threads and stitches selected by Janet Walker, it’s a real needleworker’s delight. The “50” at the top of the design can be replaced with any of the numbers below it, and the accompanying backstitch alphabet can be used to personalize the sampler with names, an occasion, and even a verse. Whether it’s for a wedding, anniversary, or birthday, you’ll love stitching this exquisite project, and it undoubtedly will become a treasured keepsake for many years to come.
Design size: 10½" x 15" (26.7 x 38.1cm)
Stitch count: 168w x 239h
Model fabric: 32-ct. Fairy Dust Belfast by Zweigart (stitched over two threads)
Materials needed to complete: cross-stitch fabric, DMC cotton embroidery floss, Caron Soie Cristale #12 pearl cotton, Caron Watercolors #12 pearl cotton, Kreinik #4 very fine braid, and Mill Hill petite seed beads
This is a downloadable pattern, first published in the January 2004 issue of Stitcher’s World magazine. Supplies used to stitch this pattern were available at the time of publication. However, you may need to find substitutes if supplies are no longer available.