Barbara tells us: "The Susanna Spier 1827 is a
captivating sampler. We are provided a glimpse into the quintessential
English country village. Susanna inscribes her name within a graceful
ribbon, entwining a bouquet of stylized flowers. Tree-lined walkways lead
down, around the village church and to a figure that is drawing up water from
the well. The central brick home is the main focus, while potted flowers
line the center path to the front gate. In the upper right corner, a duck
parade marches beneath the windmill as a walkway leads by a house to a gate on
the hill side. The happy cows are watching the Milkmaid as she walks
along the country path, delivering their morning offerings to the Milk
House. The young calf, safe behind his mother, is also regarding the
maid. There are other animals around the village including a horse, owl,
dog and a caged lion. All this bucolic contentment is surrounded with a
delightful floral border."
Stitch count is 285 W x 291 H. Stitches used are: cross over one and two linen threads, and half - cross.
The model was stitched on 36 count Summer Khaki Edinburgh linen using a combination of Needlepoint Inc silk thread and hand dyed silk thread from Gloriana Silk threads and the Thread Gatherer. Please check the boxes above to have these items added to your order.