When to the flowers beautiful,
the Father gave a name,
Back came a little blue-eyed one, all timidly it came.
And standing at the Father’s feet and gazing at his face,
It said in low and trembling tones,
but with a modest grace,
Dear God, the name Thou gavest me, alas I have forgot!
Kindly the Father looked him down, and said Forget-me-not.
~ by Emily Bruce Roelofson, Cincinatti, OH
Beautiful Sampler! I’ve always loved this sweet poem,
and adore the tiny Forget-me-not flowers it is based on. I designed this delicate
sampler to celebrate these tiny spring flowers and to capture the feelings of new
growth and new beginnings. At the top you see a small bouquet of flowers using some
specialty stitches and surrounded with lovely cutwork Hardanger. Below are several
lovely bands of lacy floral stitches, each special in its own way, using soft greens
and gorgeous lavender, pink, soft yellows, and blues. At the bottom of the sampler
you can see a band of Hardanger with beautiful woven patterns,and a lovely band
of flowers, as well as a large bouquet of Forget-me-nots tied with a silk ribbon
bow. Among these specialty bands, you’ll find Lazy Daisy Stitches, French Knots,
Buillion Knots, Smyrna Crosses, Diamond Flower Stitch, Queen Stitches, Square Rhodes,
Scotch Stitches, Satin Stitches, Long Arm Crosses, and Partial Diamond Eyelets.
The Hardanger stitches include Kloster Blocks, Algerian Eyelets, Dove’s Eyelets
and Square Filets. These stitches are a wonderful challenge, but not too difficult
for most stitchers. Enjoy stitching this sampler so you will forget-me-not! - Linda
218h x 78w (15.6"h x 5.6"w)
Model: 28ct Light Mocha Cashel Linen:
(Cut 12" X 22" for finishing).
LR02P Forget-me-not Acc Pack
Kreinik #4 Braid #102 - vatican gold
Gloriana #134 “Summer Smoke” - pink, blue, green, gold
Caron Waterlilies #038 “Morning Mist”
- pink, lavender
DMC Floss #745 - yellow lt pale
DMC Floss #3363 - pine green med
Kreinik Mori #6123 - lavender lt
Kreinik Mori #7124 - cream
Kreinik Mori #8000 - white
Needlepoint Inc. #0755 - pink dk
4mm silk ribbon #022 - mauve
BUNDLE B Gloriana silk #071 “Winter Brook” - blue, greens
Caron Waterlilies #224 ‘Tiramisu” - cream, pinks
Kreinik Mori #1092 - pink lt
Kreinik Mori #6124 - lavender med
Kreinik Mori #8055 - grey brown
Access Au ver a Soie #2611 - yellow
Needlepoint Inc. #0742 - blue
Needlepoint Inc. #0981 - tan lt
Mill Hill petite beads - #40557 - gold
Mill Hill petite beads - #42027 - champagne
These two special
packs of 712 Perle Cottons for you to stitch the Hardanger and weaving.
Extra Materials Needed:
Tapestry Needle, Beading Needle and #7 Straw Milliner's Needle.