Nicola tells us about Elizabeth Weston, "When Elizabeth's sampler first arrived, we were so excited about her gentle beauty. The sampler had probably been hung, for some time, in a position where dappled sunshine fell across the linen. Rather than detract, the faded elegance has added to her beauty. From the back of Elizabeth's sampler, and from three others that are in the collection of Hands Across the sea Samplers, we know that these samplers originally burst with vibrant colors. We chose to replicate the time mellowed colors on the front, with occasional help from the back. The soft pinks, creams and olives of today are a delight for the eye."