CROSS STITCH CUSHION

I FOUND THIS BEAUTIFUL CUSHION IN AN ANTIQUE SHOP IN CORNWALL. THE CROSS STITCH WAS INCOMPLETE AND SOME OF THE AREAS THAT HAD BEEN DONE WERE DELICATE AND UNRAVELLING. I HAVE SPENT A GREAT DEAL OF TIME REPAIRING AND COMPLETING THE STITCH WORK AND HAVE ADDED THE DATE AND MY OWN INITIALS TO THE CENTER, LIKE AN OLD VICTORIAN SAMPLER. I LOVE THE IDEA THAT THIS WAS A JOINT PROJECT WITH THE UNKNOWN STITCHER THAT CAME BEFORE ME.