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I found the verse in a book about antique sampler verses. It reminded me of our time in England when the Bluebells show their colors.
DESIGN SIZE: 268 X 166 stitches
SUGGESTED FABRIC: Picture This Plus, 28ct Shale, Cashel Linen
Note: Fabric needs to be dark enough so that light floss colors show up when completed.
FLOSS: Weeks Dye Works # 1106 (1 skein), #1133 (1 skein), #1156 (1 skein), #1171 (2 skeins), #1256 (3 skeins), #1271 (1 skein), #1298 (2 skeins), #2200 (2 skeins), #2254 (2 skeins)
This 10 page booklet includes 3 extra borders, 2 smalls and an alphabet for personalizing the piece, plus several BE CREATIVE! ideas
Down in a greened and shady bed
A modest bluebell grew
It's stalk was bent, it hung it's head
As if to hide from view.
And yet it was a lovely flower
It's colors bright and fair
It might have graced a rosy bower
Instead of hiding there.
Then let me to the
The pretty flower
That I may also
learn to grow
In sweet humility.
NOTE POSSIBLE CORRECTIONS: There are some errors in the verse. There are 2 places where the word “It’s” is incorrect. There should not be an apostrophe - it should be “Its” because in the context it is used, it is possessive. With the apostrophe, it means “it is”. The other thing I noticed is that it says “stalks was”. It should be either “stalk was” or “stalks were”. AS NOTED ON THE BACK COVER---I FOUND THIS VERSE IN A BOOK OF ANTIQUE SAMPLER VERSES/SAYINGS. I DESIGNED THE SAMPLER AS WRITTEN IN THAT BOOK, BY THAT SAMPLER MAKER. YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO CHANGE IT.