InstructionsKits can be found online, but some blogs indicate that the Elsa Williams kits are totally crossstitch while the Paragon kits are closer to the original.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Classic, Retro / Vintage, Traditional
embroidery kit from 1970s called The Chase. It was originally worked by an 11 year old girl Mary Starkey in 1760, Newbury New England. Later on this kit was altered translating the bottom 1/3 of solid embroidery into more cross stitch. I always loved the embroidery part the best - including the woven strawberries. The outlining on the birds really makes them stand out.
What was your inspiration?
A trip to Williamsburg in the 1970s.
What are you most proud of?
Finally completing this after lovingly working on it for over 10 years.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Consider it a labor of love and enjoy the work between your I Need This Now projects. Mary's original statement (blank lines on the sampler) were: Mary Starkey born January 9, 1799 This Sampler I wrought the year 1760 Goodness and Mercy Ever follow those who Shape there Conduct by Gods Holy Laws Mary Starkey born in Newbury New England (followed by 3 hearts)
(yes, it says "there")