Today was auction Saturday in our little town. I love auctions, not only for the treasures that might accompany me home but it's always a great place to meet with friends and acquaintances who share a common bond.
Today there were so many things that I would have liked to take home with me but alas, my budget just couldn't justify some of the prices. There seemed to be a lot of dealers bidding today and their pockets are much deeper than mine. To tell you the truth, I placed two orders for fabric and other goodies this week so I'm not as hard done by as I'm leading you to believe. Priorities, right? (wink)
But, I did manage to pick up a treasure. A stitched sampler dated 1939 that's already found a home in the spare bedroom.
Here's a closer look.
From what we could determine, this is not a biblical verse. Because of the date...December 25, 1939...and the fact that it says, "from the King's message", my husband and I think that this is a part of a message that King George VI gave to the British troops who were going off to battle in WWII. In any event it doesn't matter because I love samplers!
I have always wanted to stitch a traditional sampler and that is still on my "to do" list. Perhaps this will tide me over til I can find the "perfect" one .