This sampler is completed on perforated paper, also known as punch paper, which is a lightweight cardboard with evenly spaced holes that imitate an embroidery canvas. This method of embroidery started in 1820 as plain sheets but hit its peak in 1870 with a new printing process that allowed for pre-printed designs and mottoes on the paper. Stitched onto this punch paper is a domestic type scene. There is a landscape with two buildings, one of which has crosses along the roof. This would be a way of including religion into what they were stitching. The phrase along the bottom says "Home Sweet Home". This is one of the most popular sayings to have on samplers from this period. Having mottoes like this one was an important part of victorian life as they were intended to inspire "proper" thoughts and behavior among its readers. The perforated paper had been placed into a frame and most likely hung, this can be inferred because of the gold foil around the edges and its size.