O, Heaven preserve me from a wife
with fancy work run wild
and hands which never do aught else
for husband or for child;
Our clothes are rent
our bills unpaid
our house is in disorder
and because my lady wife
has taken to embroider.
This is from the Hope Sampler by The Sampler House.
Isn't this a great verse? I have the chart -- now to kit it up and find time to stitch it.