Welcome, Pinners! I'm blown away every time I see someone has pinned this design - I'm glad you like it or are inspired by it. If you stitch it, will you share a picture with me? I may feature some in a future post. Thanks! - drea
It's less of a sampler, I think. Although it does feature several different kinds of stitches, it's really an embellished Irish blessing. And here it is in .jpg - I think you can right-click and "save as":
I've left it at symbols so you can choose your own colors. But if you want to use the colors in my original design, here's a little help - (I can't figure out how to show the symbols with the color numbers):
Blue (upper left corner) - 820
Green (lower left corner) - 701
Red (upper right corner) - 321
Gold (lower right corner) - 167
Hopefully that will help you match up the symbols to the colors I used. Or you can choose your own!
Edited! I figured out how to turn it into a pdf AND share it here!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Click here to access the pdf file, which includes a real symbol and color key!
Specialty stitches - in the center, the red is a Smyrna Cross (large X with a + over it) and the green is a Double Leviathan (you could also do a large eyelet here). The blue is Crow's Foot - Montenegrin would be pretty as well. And the long stitches cover 5 threads. You should note that the points where the red and green run together is 4 long stitches! (I'm working my way into Bargello.) The blue border is blackwork.
Grid is 100x160 - actual design area is 92x154. If you stitch this, I'd love to see your finished piece. I hope I'll have time to stitch it myself soon!