Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess puts the cross in cross-stitch

Dowager Countess cross stitch patternI 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!

Delilah

Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.

1 Comment

  • Reply February 19, 2012

    Laurie

    Maggie Smith gets the best lines and delivers them perfectly!

    Have you seen this book? Currently reading it.

    The ‘real’ Downton Abbey, blog post by Lady Carnarvon of Highclere Castle! http://t.co/gLxL2XQr

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