SIMILE

Simile

A sampler using 18th and 19th century painted and stitched elements
This sampler was inspired by two discoveries: the verse found on an early nineteenth century American sampler, and the house, on an anonymous eighteenth century American watercolor painting. The two have been merged into a cohesive design enclosed by a four-sided stylized berry border. The six line verse is followed by an epitaph from an early eighteenth century English tombstone.

When every letter with judgement is placed
Exactly proportion'd and prettily spaced
A Sampler resembles an elegant mind
Whose passions by reason subdued and refin'd
Move only in lives of affection and duty
Reflecting a picture of order and beauty

Lean not on earth. T'will pierce thee to the heart.

Linen count: 35 count
Finished size: 17-1/2" x 18-1/2"
Stitches: Cross, counted satin.

Kit with cotton floss: $85.00
Kit with silk floss: $158.00
Graph only: $20.00

 
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