On Diligence Sampler --Ann Martin, 1808; start @$19.95!
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This wonderful PRINT of the On Diligence 1808 sampler is framed under glass. The print is so REAL-looking that one can see the weave of the linen; I sold copies of it at my folk art shows. I also used the print as a sample of the finished sampler so that stitchers would purchase the kit and graph. The frame is a little dinged up from being hauled to and from exhibits, but the print is a wonderful reproduction of the real thing! The verse reads: "How truly blessed are they who leisure find, To dress the little Garden of the Mind; That grateful tillage well rewards our pains, Sweet is the labour, certain are the gains. The rising harvest never mocks our toil. We are sure of fruit if we manure the soil." The shipping fee includes insurance so that the glass is protected along with a great deal of bubble wrap! This lovely item that will enhance any wall of your home is approximately 17 1/2" wide by 24" long. T is a wire on the back for hanging.