On Love, Elizabeth Topham 1838 - Cross Stitch Antiques - Cross Stitch Chart


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Believed to be an English girl, Elizabeth adorned her sampler with three decorative floral pots flanking the verse, the lowest of the three stitched partly over one. This pot has been modified so that today’s stitcher can stitch the entire sampler over two threads. This sampler is perfect for commemorating a marriage, and the chart provides an example for placement of the couple’s names and wedding date using letters from the verse and numbers in the antique.

The following verse is shown:
They sin who tell us love can die
With life all other passions fly
All others are but vanity
In heaven ambition cannot dwell
Nor avarice in the vaults of hell
Earthly these passions are of earth
They perish where they have their birth
But love is indestructible
Its holy flame for ever burneth
From heaven it came to heaven it returneth

Stitch Count: 232 W x 239 H.

Model stitched on 40 count Vintage Buttercream hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linen and stitched with silks. DMC and Soie 100/3 conversions included in the chart. (Materials not included with the chart. This listing is for the chart only)
Note: 1/2 yard = approximately 45.72 cms

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