Delicate whitework embroidery requires great skill. Jane Little’s sampler includes drawn or Dresden work and needle lace, worked with detached buttonhole stitches. In the 1700s and early 1800s, these intricate techniques were often used to embellish elaborate baby clothes. Jane and her family were proud of her needlework. Although the original frame has been lost, her sampler is still laced to the cedar board on which it was mounted for display in her home.