This sampler is brought to you as part of a series of “Little Gems” that are available as a pdf download by Hands Across the Sea Samplers. The project has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability and can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.
This is an original design by Sandra which we have finished into a pin cushion. The little design would also be delightful as a framed sampler.
The phrase “Roses are red, violets are blue” can be traced as far back as 1590 and a work by Sir Edmund Spenser, “The Faerie Queen”, which features the lines:
It was upon a Sommers shynie day,
When Titan faire beams did display,
In a fresh fountaine, farre from all mens vew, …
She bath’d with roses red, and violets blew,
And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forrest grew.
Appearing first in early spring, violets are known for their everlasting beauty. They attract all kinds of pollinators, including bees and hummingbirds, and some kinds of violets appear again in the late summer or early fall.
Violets are most commonly associated with love and are the birth flower for the month of February. Nicola celebrates her birthday in February and her middle name is “Violetta”. She was named after her paternal grandmother Violet.
Within this download you will receive:
Graph 1 ~ A six-page colour chart to stitch the sampler.
Graph 2 ~ A six-page black and white symbol chart to stitch the sampler.
Graph 3 ~ A one-page colour chart to stitch the sampler (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, or PC).
Graph 4 ~ A one-page black and white symbol chart to stitch the sampler (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, or PC).
** Please note that the pdf does not include finishing instructions for a pin cushion.
With our grateful thanks to Leona Sweeney who finished Spring Violets into a pin cushion for us. At the very core of Hands Across the Sea Samplers there is a team of needleworkers who are passionate about antique samplers and being able to share those samplers with you. Hands Across the Sea Samplers are on hand to help those stitching our charts.
If you need assistance or have any questions, we can be reached via email, address shown below, or the contact page on our website. Our website has stitching tutorials which can be found in the “Sewing Basket and Tools” section.
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