Look what I found buried in my hope chest wrapped in tissue.
I cross stitched this Amish themed bell pull in 1986 while traveling across the county on vacation. Below is a closer look at the pull in three sections.
This pattern was designed was Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum and it is called “Simple Gifts”. The cross stitching was done on 14 count Aida “Summer Khaki” cloth using DMC floss split into two strands. The backing is a piece of dusty blue quilting cotton that matches the blue embroidery floss in the piece. The sampler measures 5.25″ wide by 30″ long without the hardware pulls.
I love what this represents: the simple things in life like family, preserving, cooking and serving food, gardening, and quilting. This is the lifestyle I yearned for in my younger years and today I live that life!
I have hung this treasure by the front door to remind me of the simple blessings in our daily lives.
Keep It Simple!