This sampler and that of Elizabeth Chesters 1843, so very similar in design and motifs, must have been done by relatives, sharing not only the same last name and year stitched but also the same pattern, thread and linen colors.
At first thinking they perhaps were sisters, a search revealed the discovery that they most probably were mother and daughter. The mottos chosen on each are reflectively appropriate sentiments for a mother and child. It is a cheery thought to envision the pair stitching together, the daughter learning in imitation alongside her mum, while being given the freedom of her own creative expression.
Model Stitched on 36 Count Eureka by Fox and Rabbit Designs. Original stitched on 32ct linen. This design can be stitched with the floss of your choice. Colour alternatives given for DMC and Cosmo stranded cotton, and Needlepoint Inc and Au ver a soie silks.