An exciting surprise parcel from Shirley in Canada today, the 2 samplers were expertly embroidered by her Aunt Mary in the 1930's or 40's and now Shirley has passed them on to me. Thank you Shirley-you are so generous.
The poem "Trees" embroidered on black linen was written by Joyce Kilmer and I learnt this poem at school years ago, I think everyone knows the first 2 lines.
Joyce Kilmer was killed in France July 1918 in WWI and today is 11.11 Rememberance day so a fitting day for this sampler to arrive.
The other hand embroidered sampler is of course the words of Robert Burns the Scottish poet. Shirley included the pretty note card pictured with her message, wish we could get together for that cup of tea Shirley!!