I had put down my needle for a few months after a death in the family. For a while it didn’t feel like I would ever get back to it again. Fortuitously though, a friend gave me this sampler pattern and I found the verse so comforting that I was moved to start stitching this beautiful piece.

Great God thy name be blest
Thy goodness be ador’d
My soul has been distress’d
But thou hast peace restor’d


Pattern: The Jane Longstreth Sampler
Designer: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
Fabric: 38-ct Nacre by Gander
Threads: HDF silks
Started: August 21, 2015