Here is a picture of that "Mary Busby Ackworth School Quaker Sampler," that I was searching for last week! Funny story about this one that I've found out. Needleprint has a very similar "cut" of one that they are calling "Martha Brady..." But, they don't have this "Mary Busby..." in the full cut.
You can find Mary by chasing it down through the Sampler Guild in the UK...which was kind of fun to see what they're up to in stitching. Or, you can find it through http://www.needlelace.com/Samplersandembroiderykits.html rather quickly. It's sent from the UK for 15 pounds...pay pal.
I just love the palette of colors and the way she visualized the Ackworth Sampler pattern. It's very artistic and "advanced" for her time.
Thanks to Marjo of A Southerner.... (please see her on my sidebar and go visit her!!) who helped me with this search.
I look forward to your comments. It was a happy occurrence for me this week when a regular "lurker" came out and we made friends. Turns out her parents live very close to me, and we're going to meet at our local needlepoint shop in a couple of weeks!!
Please don't just read....please leave me a comment. I really thrive on them.
Hugs, and happy stitching,