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