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This sampler was inspired by the birth of our second grandson. His middle name made me think of Christopher Columbus and sailing ships.
It is a birth sampler, with the birth date stitched on the small sail boat above the name plate, the parents initials are just below the largest ship and the grandparents and great-grandparents initials scattered among the other ships.
DESIGN SIZE: 192 X 229 stitches
FABRIC: Picture This Plus, 28ct Fog color linen
FLOSS: Weeks Dye Works #2104 Deep Sea (10 skeins), #1339 Bordeaux (2 skeins)
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It can also be stitched as a family sampler by inserting the family name in the name plate, then scattering the family initials among the ships. If extra initials need to be inserted they can be stitched over one thread. The date on the sampler was stitched and can be inserted instead of birth date on the small sail boat.
There are 5 "Bonus Charts" which are fun to stitch and lots of "Be Creative!" ideas included in this 6 page chart plus a large fold-out chart of the piece.