Eleanor Parr 1816 by The Scarlet Letter
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.
Stitches used: cross stitch, petit point and stem filling stitches.
Marsha has been reproducing samplers longer than pretty much anyone. I was lucky to tour her farmstead back in the 90s, and it continues to be a memorable day. Her reproduction charts are thorough, and come with stitch diagrams.