Note from the designer - "Eleanor Parr created this amazing and unique sampler some time before 1835. The border of birds encircled by vines and leaves is unprecedented. Fleurs de lys embellish each of the four corners surrounding a central reserve containing a traditional verse, floral sprays and garlands, and two elegantly clad young girl friends enjoying a frolic in this amazing landscape. The verse reads:
When his lost sheep the shepherd finds
He calls his friends around
Rejoice with me my friends he cries,
My wandering sheep are found.
The reconciled father joys,
To see the sinner weep,
And Jesus with extended arms,
Welcomes his ransom'd sheep.
On 35 count linen, the finished sampler will measure approximately 24-1/2 " x 28 ". While the original sampler was stitched with wool threads, this reproduction is supplied with either DMC cotton, or au ver a soie, soie d'alger silks.
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