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What better way to commemorate a milestone anniversary than with a lovely personalized sampler. Twenty years ago I said, “I Do.” In 2007, I was happy and lucky enough to be saying that I still did. A full alphabet and numeral set is included to help you customize this for your special tribute.

But because not everyone needs or wants a large anniversary sampler, I’ve reworked many of the motifs into a smaller all-occasion sampler. These motifs were given a “second chance” outside of their initial romantic setting. This sampler went through many naming iterations and was known for a long time just as that purple sampler. Because of its resemblance to oriental tiles, it flirted briefly with the French title: “Les Carrelages de l’Orient.” What ever you wish to call it, it looks fabulous done up in Carrie’s hand-dyed floss.

Stitch count for I Still Do is 300w x 380 h. It was worked in a collection of overdyed reds on 32 count Antique Ivory Belfast linen, two over two.

Stitch count for Second Chances is a more modest 250w x 196h. This one showcases 11 of Carrie’s purple hand-dyed threads on 32 count Light Mocha Belfast linen, two over two.