Counted cross stitch chart, a reproduction from original antique sampler from 1843 stitched by Susanna Millne. What an interesting work with bouquet of flowers, birds, baskets. Ladies from Hands Across the Sea made an enormous work and found the following about this girl (at a time):
"Susanna was born in Faversham in 1834 to Joseph Millne, a school master, and his wife Mary. She was their second youngest of 11 children and went on to live to sixty nine years of age.
Susanna put her needle skills to good use and became a milliner. She married a tailor Thomas Patching and together they ran an outfitters at 18 Preston Street Faversham. They had one daughter Susie.
Faversham is a historic Market Town in Kent, the beautiful Garden County of England. With prime hops and barley being grown on its doorstep and an ample supply of pure water from its deep wells Faversham became renown for its beers".
stitch count: 277 x 347