On Friday, I picked up my Mary Busby sampler from Carol, my framer. I am so happy with the result!My original plan was to hang Mary in our bedroom, over our bed, along with Ann Trump, Maria Spence, and Mary Wigham, but when I laid the samplers together I realized it would be too crowded to hang them where I had planned. It was back to the drawing board. I ended up hanging the four “gals” over my dresser instead. Several months ago we stripped the bedroom wallpaper (floral with a lovely blue background), and decided to go with paint instead. This was quite a change after many years with the wallpaper. My goal was to have a wall color that would really show off the samplers which had been “lost” on the busy wallpaper. We went with a neutral paint color which not only looks beautiful with the samplers (all 22 of them!) but also with our new drapes and cornices. The crewelwork cornices are such a wonderful feature!