|My great great grandmother's girlhood sampler|
|It lives under glass in a frame with handles and sealed with velvet.|
|Close up of work and the motifs, including the little heart.|
Look at the "X" It is a different style and takes up more room than the "Y" and "Z" and the motto looks almost done in freehand. You and so the word "You" in this picture. The work wasn't carefully planned out at the stitcher ran out of room and the little heart is meant to stand in for the word "heart" to save room. That human error makes this piece of textile treasure all the more dear to me.