Davenport House Sampler
Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Historic Savannah Series
This sampler pattern is based on the Mary Giddly sampler, dated 1832, in the Isaiah Davenport House collection. The modern version includes the colorful border, temptation of Adam and Eve, and alphabet, which matches the verse in the original. The center motif is taken from the architectual details on the house. It even includes a small cross-stitch version of the Davenport House, which can be stitched separately to make a paperweight or Christmas ornament. All colors are faithful to the original.
The Isaiah Davenport House, 1820, is the landmark for preservation of Savannah's historic buildings. It now serves as a house museum for the Historic Savannah Foundation.
This cross stitch pattern would be lovely stitched on a driftwood-colored linen or dark fiddler's cloth.
The counted cross stitch pattern includes color code for DMC cotton floss and DMC flower thread. It also includes a sizing chart for 11, 12.5 (25 count linen), 14, and 18 count fabrics. Embroidery details enhance the counted cross stitch.