Martha Jamesâ€™s sampler is a merry one full of colorÂ within an undulating border of honeysuckle. This reproduction of her diligent needlework will bring hours of joy to sample lovers everywhere.
The sampler features the "Fountain of blessing, ever blest" verse amid an idyllic scene of the English countryside in the 1800's. Below the verse, a woman and boy stroll near a beautiful village among intricately crafted flora and fauna. This pattern is absolutely breath-taking,Â and the impressive detail involved in the sampler can be found below:
In the bottom section is an idyllic scene set between two trees with stags below and birds above hovering in the sky together withÂ wisps of clouds in the distance and two large twinkling stars. In the background is a church with a steeple and a windmill which could be found in the quaintÂ villages of the English countryside in the 1800â€™s. To the foreground,Â coming towards the viewer, is a little boy in his Sunday best suit jauntily strolling along hand in hand with a lady carrying a basket of flowers on her head. This lady appears in another sampler that Hands Across the Sea SamplersÂ has reproduced, Sarah Daws.
The middle section of Marthaâ€™s sampler features the verse â€œFountain of blessing, ever blestâ€.Â The top section of Marthaâ€™s sampler features a delightful band of flowers and shrubs, including a particularlyÂ beautiful dog rose, all sat on a horizontal band composed of a repeating Grecian geometric pattern.