Isn't she beautiful? I've been spending hours stitching away at her. The rich, vibrant colors were what attracted me to this sampler, but it's the joy that I sense the maker had while stitching it originally in 1784.
But not everything is so rosy:
A lot of this sampler is stitched OVER ONE THREAD, and for me, it's very time-consuming. Yes, beautiful, but it's taking forever to fill in all the little plants and creatures.
But I loved stitching the little over-one-thread people -- such colorful clothes!
Take time to stitch a little today. Whatever project you are working on will be that much closer to being finished. And I always get a happy feeling after stitching!