A sampler from BMAG by Elizabeth Wright aged 9, 186 years ago but still the sentiment of stitchers is the same - as we say in our house - finished is better than perfect. I can imagine the agony when Elizabeth realised, "your father's face" just wouldn't fit and I imagine her thinking, "Sod it, I'll put the bloody 'e' on top".
My five year old stitcher can't use the machine with her mouth closed.
Reminiscent of one of my favourite Ladybird illustrations ever from 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'. I could just do with a few Elves popping round before the Shire Hall Contemporary Craft Fair tomorrow!