I have collected jesters and masks since I was a little girl. I don’t collect jesters really any more, but I still cherish this piece that I did when I was in college. It was a huge pain to stitch, with lots of blended colors (1 thread each of two different colors) and metallics throughout. It seemed like a constant battle with knots. But it is a stunning little piece. I believe this design came out of an old “Just Cross Stitch” magazine. The artist was Jeanne Christine.