Apparently the woman who owned my aunt's house previously was an artist. She used to go down to NYC to pick up supplies & come back to her home Gansevoort (Saratoga County, NY) to work on her ideas. This piece may have been one of her own designs transferred on to a bit of linen.
I decided to remove the original embroidery, which felt like crewel wool, & embroider the piece myself.
|Used embroidery scissors to remove the old stitching|
|A new color pallet of variegated floss|
|Detail of the completed piece|