The Hunting Pocket by The Scarlet Letter


The topmost panel, worked in petit point cross and tent stitches, shows a hound chasing a fox under an exaggerated fruiting tree. The middle section (which serves as the back of the pocketbook after it is assembled and folded) is worked in florentine stitch. The lower section has a verse worked in petit point, after which an empty space remains on the graph, for you to work your own personal inscription. This piece is shown flat, as it can be finished and framed as a picture, or worked into a pocketbook by lining it and blind stitching or binding the edges---a latter day "hunting" pocket, large enough for credit cards and change!


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.  Please know that many of them are hand-drawn charts, but they are easy to read, and so, so fun to stitch!