Elizabeth was 10 years old when she stitched her sampler and it is of Scottish origin. A sampler made by Jean Murray in 1740 in the collection of the Royal Scottish Museum has had an almost identical building on it with the guard or servant on the steps and the scottie dogs at the bottom of the steps. Typical of Scottish samplers are all the initials of relatives. A pansy border, various spot motifs and a lady in a wide dress are all enclosed in a lovely border. The verse reads: "A gracious woman retaineth honor and strong men retaineth riches."
Stitches used are cross stitch, cross stitch over one, satin, rococo, chain and double running.
Size: Finished Size: 16" x18" (40cm x 46cm)
Thread Count: 35 count (14 thr/cm) on dyed linen or 14
Recommended Level: Intermediate
Cost: Kit - $83.00 Chart - $18.50
All prices are in US Dollars.