Sampler, ca. 1785 Mary Munro (American) Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island Silk on linen 13 x 10 in. x cm) Inscribed: With / sheba's queen ye / american fair to adorn your / mind bend all your care / MARY MUNRO'S / Work done in / Providence
Nothing makes me happier right this second than seeing those two drunk-looking deer at the bottom of the sampler. I am crazy about samplers when the elements look like they've been designed and executed entirely by their young stitchers.