19th Century Schoolgirl's Embroidery Sells for Over $1 Million

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In 1807, New Jersey schoolgirl Mary Antrim embroidered a simple pastoral scene onto linen using silk thread. Do you think it ever crossed her mind that her pastime could one day lead to a $1.07 million bid at an auction? Well, that's exactly what it did, setting the auction record for needle work, this past Sunday at Southby's.

Schoolgirl's Needlework Sampler Sells for $1.07 Million

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Little Green Frog

I swear I saw this needle work piece on Antiques Roadshow. Am I dreaming?