The Sweet Temper Sampler


The Sweet Temper Sampler is an original sampler design by fictitious stitcher Mary Peale. The sampler is stitched in a mixture of silks: Au Ver a Soie, Gloriana, and Needlepoint Silks OR DMC floss (conversion provided on chart.) The fabric I used is 40 count Creme Brulee by R&R Reproductions.


I like samplers that aren't perfectly symmetrical, so the border does not repeat -- every little section is different, so count carefully. I pretended that Mary had to include a Bible verse on her sampler, but because she was tight on space, she chose "Jesus wept," the shortest of verses. This one was a lot of fun to design and stitch, and I hope you enjoy it, too.