Throwback Thursday - Embroidery Sampler

On this Throwback Thursday, I celebrate my mother’s handwork with this lovely embroidery sampler. I remember this sampler hanging in her living room, in a grouping of other hand-crafted pieces. I always loved this sampler and was so glad to have inherited it.

There is everything to love about this stamped cross stitch piece, starting with the homey motif in the center that's topped by a classic alphabet sampler. I know how many hours went into working this piece, and I know my mom must have been pretty pleased with the result.

I also love the sampler's scalloped border and its floral flourishes. I especially love the mix of colors used throughout the sampler. What fun she must have had, selecting all those colors!

Most of all though, I’m proud of my mother’s workmanship, which is perfection! I’m so glad she encouraged my love of handcrafts because it’s one way in which I feel connected to her.

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