Well, here's another gloom and doom verse on a schoolgirl sampler.
It seems like all of them have a variation on "life is short so you may as well be miserable."
Just once I'd like to find one that says something like:
Life is short.
Misery is optional.
Take joy in the time you have!
This has been interesting to stitch, though. Because of the time period, some of the s's look like s's and some look like f's. And the t's and r's look very similar. And on the third line, Mary definitely had to cram a longer line into a smaller space than allotted.
Mary is getting a day off this weekend. I'm going to a workshop with Sherri Jones, and I am SO looking forward to it. Sherri is teaching her Winter Garden etui at my sampler guild, and I've been looking forward to this for a long, long time.