I want to live at Downton Abbey. I want a Mrs. Patmore to cook dinner and a fleet of Annas to clean up and a closet of gorgeous, beaded dresses. 

Unless my husband ends up being a long-lost heir, I doubt all that’s in the cards. But at least I can have this adorable cross stitch of one of my favorite characters.


We’re in love with Downton Abbey, and I’m a huge fan of the Dowager Countess of Grantham, played with panache by Dame Maggie Smith. Every week, she manages to steal the show with a perfectly proper put-down, and with this cross stitch pattern, you can immortalize one of her most surprising (and hilarious) quotes.

This PDF pattern comes to you as a full-color jpeg simple enough for beginners. And the seller even has a how-to video, if this is your first time with needle and thread. Even O’Brien would have to approve of that. Well, maybe. ~Delilah 

Find the Dowager Countess cross stitch at the Sunday Avery shop on Etsy. And find Downton Abbey on PBS. Trust us, you want to!

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