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Monica Fullerton

Yikes! This is super cute! More to keep my fingers busy... love your designs so much!!! Just got mine ordered!!


Very pretty! I love the idea of the vine framing the sampler.

Julie Clark

LOVE the birds, the design, the colors you chose and the lettering style. It's better than the best! Julie

Nandini b

My daughter (16) has decided to take up embroidery. She's a bit impatient to learn the stitches but this will be a great sampler for her to begin with. I ordered two so we can have a mini sew along together. :)


How wonderful! And you probably didnt know that I originally used this saying in a sampler I designed for my book, Mothers and Daughters at Home (2000). So happy to feel the tradition continuing. Just the best!

Troy Louise

Oh how lovely! Must add this to my collection. And, wow, what a lovely picture of the thread. Hugs.

karen on bainbridge island

I ordered a bunch of perle cotton sized 8. I've never used it before for embroidery, but thought I'd give it a try since you use it frequently. I am two minutes away from walking out to the terrace with my iced tea to start stitching "good deeds". I love starting new projects.

Linda gerig

Where can you buy all those lovely colors of pearl cotton. Fabric stores or craft stores only have basics . Linda gerog


I know- its tough to find in the big stores. There are some Etsy sellers who have them. The Anchor collections for Anna Maria Horner are gorgeous!

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