Sampler (Much Ado About Nothing). 2001. Hand embroidery on linen. 29 3/4 x 18 3/8 in. (75.6 x 46.7 cm)


Much Ado About Nothing

Beatrice: Lord, I could not endure a husband
with a beard on his face, I had rather lie in the
Leonato: You may light on a husband that hath
no beard.
Beatrice: What should I do with him? Dress him
in my apparel and make him my waiting–gentle–
woman? He that hath a beard is more than a
youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man;
and he that is more than a youth is not for me, and
he that is less than a man, I am not for him.

— William Shakespeare