I spotted this piece of embroidery while at my aunt's house for a family cookout. Upon seeing it, I was immediately smitten with its fraktur letterforms. I decided that I had to get a picture of it before I left. Unfortunately, that night I was only armed with my iPhone as the quality of the image suggests. Anyway, after further investigation, I discovered that the embroidery piece was actually done by my aunt when she was a child! Apparently, when my mom and her sisters where little, they would buy embroidery samplers from the local drugstore and this piece happened to be one of them! I'm amazed and grateful that my aunt was able to save it all these years.
I've had a soft spot for fraktur ever since studying it in college. There's something about its handmade, rustic beauty that just speaks to me. But, seeing this piece and learning that the fraktur on it was hand-embroidered by a relative, adds a more personal connection that I didn't quite have before.