For this little project I have tried to combine the elegant lettering of French samplers with the rather primitive qualities of more northern embroidery. Set off against an ornamental oval is a geometric check pattern that nicely contrasts the leaves and flowers within. In this border the words Noel are written in an elegant style, surrounded by abstract snowflakes, birds and flowers.
This pattern would look great as a centerpiece for a small pillow, or could be used as a mini sampler, to be hung on your wall. You can even leave the words and snowflakes away and fill it with a design of your own, or simply leave it blank!
This pattern measures 113 by 77 stitches – embroidered on 32-count linen it would measure approximately 7 by 5 inches (19 by 13 cm).