Thursday, May 31, 2012

Perninah Frye Sampler

This sampler was a long time in the making, but well worth the wait!

I designed it last Summer and as with some of my designs it began being charted all as one color.  Usually, once the design is complete and it's simmered in my mind for a few days I have a color palette (or two or three) I want to try but with this sampler . . . nothing.  Nada.  Zip.  For almost a whole year.  Then just a month or so ago I was inspired and my fingers couldn't move fast enough to stitch up this little sampler that had been so patient for so long.


The sampler contains two alphabets, one uppercase and one lowercase.  The alphabet is a little funky as I don't think any two letters are the same size, but I believe that adds to the charm.  There are a total of four Gentle Art thread colors used in the sampler and they all blend together so nicely.  As a matter of fact, when stitching at night I found it difficult to tell the thread colors apart, as my threads are usually a jumbled mess on my stitching table.  It was stitched on a 30 ct R & R Reproductions linen from my stash that I must admit was a tad too small for this sampler (there is barely two inches of linen around the pattern) but the color was too perfect not to use for this piece.  The motto of the prim artist: make do.


The sampler also a name, Perninah Frye (I just adore that name), her age (9 years), and a date (1773).  There are also two (I deemed them apple) trees and a small farmhouse on the bottom of the sampler.  The actual piece is 177 by 157 squares and is approximately 12 inches square when stitched on 30ct linen. 

The pattern is available as an e-pattern and the cost is $8.50.  I have been having the darndest time figuring out the new Blogger format (am I the only one?) so it may be awhile before I am able to update My Designs page.  Orders can still be placed from it I just haven't been able to figure out how to add anything new to it and to be honest I stop trying to figure it out the moment I get the urge to bang my head on the keyboard. 

So, for the time being, if you would like to order Perninah Frye as an e-pattern simply e-mail me at and I'll be happy to send you an invoice. 


Jennie Lynn


mdgtjulie said...

Grats on finishing your sampler. the colors are really soft, Jennie Lynn.

Peggy Lee said...

I just love samplers like this. The colors you chose are beautiful for it.

Perninah Frye....cute name!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

What a wonderful, sweet
sampler! I'm so glad that
you designed the finish.
It's just lovely.

Theresa said...

Love it!!!