This is a sampler my mother made when I was a child. I remember her working on it, and I always loved the peaceful farm scene and the title “I will build myself a farm.” It’s huge for a sampler (33 inches by 22 inches), and it seemed like it would never be finished. But stitch by stitch she kept going, and one day it was done. A few years ago she let me have it, and today it sits on my fireplace mantel.
Brenda VanLunen, Cary
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