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Elizabeth Martin 1789 - cross stitch chart by Cross Stitch Antiques

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Elizabeth Martin 1789 - cross stitch chart by Cross Stitch Antiques

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Month #8 Elizabeth Martin circa 1789, A Mountmellick Irish Quaker Sampler

A rare and historic Irish Quaker sampler stitched in the style of the Mountmellick, Ireland Quaker school by the superintendent’s young daughter, while a student there or shortly after, sharing a number of common and distinctive elements found on other samplers known to have been worked at Mountmellick.

Model stitched on 46 count Old Sheep by XJude Designs with 8 shades of Au Ver A Soie 100/3 silks.

Stitch Count: 290 w x 468 h

Cross Stitch over two and over one for name and verse.

Conversions to NPI, DMC and Cosmo provided.

This is the verse:

O may I with myself agree,

And never covet what I see!

Content me with an humble shade,

My passions tam’d, my wishes laid;

For while our wishes wildly roll,

We banish quiet from the soul:

“Tis thus the busy beat the air,

And misers gather wealth and care.