Parents Sampler

This project is a love tribute to my parents.
Their initials and date of their wedding is stitched on the sampler, which encloses shades of green, gold and violet.
It is a very old-fashioned band sampler, with a flower border and two vases with lilies.
Pistils are realized with golden beads and yellow silk.

Verse:
My Lord, I praise Thee for giving me my Father and my Mother.
They raised Our Family with Respect, Understanding, and Love.
Their Value and Beliefs will never be forgotten.
Wrought with Love by Giulia M. their Daughter. A.D. 1999

 

Beads: Mill Hill Petite Glass Beads 40557

 

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Stitch Count 158 x 316
Fabric 40 ct Natural unbleached Linen from the Scarlet Letter
Threads - The Caron Collection Waterlilies: Meadow, Evergreen, Amethyst, Midnight - The Caron Collection Soie Cristale: Yellow - Needlepoint Inc Silk: 716-Wine Red
Stitches Cross stitch, satin stitch, back stitch, four sided stitch, closed Herringbone stitch, Montenegrin stitch, Queen stitch, Eyelet stitch, Smyrna cross stitch, Long arm cross stitch
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