I have had a few inquiries about my Nursery Rhyme Sampler and realized that I had never posted the picture properly. This was such a delight for me to design as it allowed me to indulge in my love of children’s book illustration and it was wonderful to take my cherished old books down from my shelves ready to inspire me. This appeared in issue 89 of Cross Stitch Gold. Please note that the magazine called for 2 strands on the backstitching but it should be 1 strand used instead. If you would like to substitute beads for the eyes it’s best use petite beads so they stay in proportion with the characters. The smallest characters will do best with a single strand French knot wrapped once around the needle.