Things on the internet are NOT always as they seem. I learned this lesson when I bought the Lear Willson sampler after not asking enough questions. The most pertinent one should have been. . . . . .was the design stitched over one thread??? I should have known better just by looking. So instead of creating a monster sized design full of mis-matched carnations, I opted for something a little more unique. I consolidated the carnations and made a smaller "state" sampler. You could change out the lettering to anything you wanted as long as it fit on two lines.
I used a few of Lear's carnations to create the design with some being larger than others. The birds are hers as is the blueberry motif in the center. In addition to that I reproduced the floral in the design which I thought was just gorgeous. Can you see the bird???
And the last design in the pack is an original LHN chart. Using the colors from the other two pieces, I designed a home for Lear and placed her beside it. All three pieces could be stitched and grouped on a wall making a beautiful arrangement of 1785 samplings!
I'll be posting my newsletter on the LHN site later today so keep an eye out for it. I'll have more info on the Lear Willson sampler as well as news on other upcoming patterns.