I found a very old sampler on ebay not too long ago. It is in pretty bad shape around the edges...in fact, in some places there are no edges. I bought it for the bird...and the words in the very center.
1808...it amazes me that anything so fragile survived these many, many years. "In the year of our Lord", don't you love it?
And...the bird has polka dots!
I'll leave this sampler unframed because I like how it drapes.
Have a great week!
Enjoy the day,