Diana Mary Cruse Sampler - 12" X 13 1/2". 15 1/2" X 16 1/2" including new frame. This lovely motif
sampler is stitched with silk, and it is filled with lots of wonderful and traditional sampler motifs. There is a fruit basket, birds,
and many beautiful floral motifs as well as an elaborate floral border. The verse reads " Jesus permit thy sacred Name to stand, As the frist efforts, of a Youthful hand. And as Her Fingers, o'er
the Canvass move, Engage her tender thoughts, to seek Thy love With thy dear children, let Her have a part, And write thy Name, thyself upon her heart. " I think she was very
creative with her punctuation. It is signed " Diana Mary Cruse February 18th, 1849" There is an overall darkening around the verse area, a small amount of thread loss
and a few barely noticeable holes near the large pot of flowers in the bottom left. There is a hole in the border in the top left corner and some wear to the top
fabric edge. But the only damage that is noticeable is the darkening of the verse. The sampler has been mounted on acid-free board.