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December 1, 2011

Elizabeth Hancock

The original Elizabeth Hancock Sampler was created in 1831 in England. As I have done previously, I took the original and made a new sampler, one that I think you will love, love, love!  For me this totally looks like an LHN sampler which is why I like it as much as I do.  Elizabeth and I must be related!


You must know that I love the color red. . . . . . I couldn't resist this color palette!
The stitching is in Belle Soie with a hand dyed cotton color conversion provided.


Stitched on 30 count Weeks Dye Works Straw linen.


The stitching, including errors have been duplicated as they were found on the original sampler.  However I made this design smaller than the original and left off the bottom portion.  Her name was then moved up into place to complete the design. Everything you see in the photo above, down to the star border is exactly as it appeared originally.  Nothing has been moved in that upper portion but because of the changes we are calling this a reproduction/adaptation sampler.


The pattern itself includes a photo of the original and some details concerning the design.  Mom stitched this for me and it now hangs in her home where she can see it every day.  It looks beautiful with her English styled living room but would look great in my home too!

This design will ship mid-month along with our last ornament of the year (photo coming soon!).

Happy Stitching,
Diane

37 comments:

  1. tap..tap..tap tapping my foot waiting! Love this one.

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  2. Beautiful design Diane! I can't wait to get my hot little hands on it:))

    Thanks for always designing beautiful things that are always a "must have" for me!

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  3. Another absolute must have! :)

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  4. great design,
    greetings Judith

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  5. My compliments to your mother for stitching that piece so beautiful. I realy love this design and those colors are stunning !

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  6. OH Diane, I could weep :) That is gorgeous! GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  7. Beautiful!! Your Mom did a lovely job... It is on my want list.

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  8. Stunning design! I just love it!

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  9. Another beauty!

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  10. This is such a beautiful design. Do you know who will be carrying it as a kit.

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  11. This is one of the nicest reproduction samplers I've seen! Beautifully done Diane!!

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  12. Diane this is just beautiful! I love everything about it.

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  13. I absolutely LOVE this new sampler! Great colors and I also like REDS in samplers. Beautiful job Diane. Thanks so much for all your work and passion you put into your designs. pj in iowa

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  14. Ho yes... I love it. Beautiful.

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous.....can't wait to start this awesome project!

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  16. Paula Fulp8:50 PM

    This sampler is absolutely beautiful. I have to stop visiting this blog and your website because everytime I do, I add another LHN project to my already large stack. I've just started "City Stitcher, Country Stitcher" for a dear friend and I am loving it! I can't wait for my friend to see it.

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  17. Absolutely Gorgeous - The colors are perfect !

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  18. This is truly a beautiful piece, Diane, and I can't wait to be able to stitch it!

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  19. Diane, this is beautiful! I love this verse and the design is just stunning! I do hope there is no over one in this chart as I work on Aida.

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  20. The Elizabeth Hancock design is created entirely with cross stitches that are made over two threads. . . . .no over 1 stitching. :)

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  21. Yea!!!! Thank you, Diane! I will put it on my wish list right now! I said I would do very few bigger pieces next year but this is a must!

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  22. Not sure if first comment made it. This is just a great design.
    What are the dimensions of the chart?

    Thanks,
    Adria

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  23. very very beautiful !

    marylin from France

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  24. This is a very beautiful design. You are extremely talented, Diane. I love all of your designs.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

    http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com

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  25. I think this will be my New Year's project! It is simply gorgeous!!!

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  26. Love the colours, the fabric- well, everything about it! Stunning!

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  27. When will this chart be available?

    Janet

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  28. We're shipping Elizabeth to our distributors today!

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  29. This looks like a must stitch! The flower border and the middle border are my favorites. Plus it goes perfectly with my other house samplers. Can't wait to pick it up next week at my LNS.

    Congratulations on another winner!

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  30. This may be the design you have ever put out. I love it.

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  31. What a lovely sampler!!! It is beautiful and I can't wait to get it.

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  32. Anonymous7:11 PM

    Just gorgeous!! I love it

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Thank you so much for taking time from your day to drop me a line or two!

Diane