Jenny Bean: A Massachusetts Sampler by The Scarlet Letter


Stitches: Cross stitch only


This is the ORIGINAL Jenny Bean. I don't remember doing it, but this name must have stuck in my head when I first saw it, because some years later, I designed the Jenny Bean Halloween Sampler. This is a happy little sampler, and it's so unusual -- stitched on black fabric!


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.