I've had numerous emails
inquiring about the sampler shown
in my blog banner.
So since it has been awhile,
I thought it was time to check in with you all
and tell you a little bit about the sampler!
(Please pardon my early morning photos, they are a bit dark)
For those hunting our website for this chart, there isn't one.
I have not reproduced this sampler.
I may someday,
but for now it sits on top of my piano,
across from where I stitch...
I enjoy the beauty of this Quaker sampler every day.
The sampler was located in New York State, in the lower Hudson Valley region.
An area of early Quaker settlement.
The sampler was completed in 1806
by a young schoolgirl named Phebe.
The sampler features traditional Quaker motifs
surrounded by a four-sided border of Quaker half medallions.
The flosses are a deep midnight blue, grey blue and peachy salmons.
The only stitch loss on this piece
is where Phebe stitched her last name.
I can make out that the name ends in double f - en,
or double f-in.
The first letter is circular in shape, possibly a G or C...
Possibly Griffen or Coffin?
A little genealogy search may also turn up using those names.
If I decide to reproduce this sampler,
I probably will pop it out of its frame
and take a closer look at it's backside.
Often times you will find stitch loss easier to make-out on the backside.
With the purchase of this piece, my curiosity has been piqued...
I want to educate myself about the Quakers.
I've done a little bit of reading.
History wasn't my most favorite subject in high school
wish I would have taken more of a liking to it then..
I know we studied the Quakers and their role against slavery,
but didn't retain much
other then that,
George Washington was a Quaker
so was Captain Crunch!!!
I leave you today with a picture of my three girls...
Sarah Taylor (some of you may recognize her, she is available in a floss keep)
Phebe...the little girl whose last name is a mystery.
The three girls look so pretty together...
their threads coordinate so nicely!
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Bringing you up to date on new items in the shop...
Lots of new patterns have arrived over the past couple of weeks
Needlework Presses new book
A shipment of floss keeps arrived, so that page on the website has been updated.
And lastly, we have more sewing bird clamp kits in as well.
The rush from market has settled down, things are back to normal in regards to shipping time.
Thanks for your patience.
Until next time...take care,