This is a detail from a tiny antique sampler from France. Some of the letters are unravelling, it's old and grimy, but it is a thing of beauty. I intend to frame it and hang it somewhere where I can see it often.
A long, long time ago, in another era, someone sat down and embroidered it. Her little sampler found its way to me, in what she would have considered the New World and it will be treasured.