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100 Things: Day One -- Antique Samplers

Old samplers are fascinating. This one shows Scarlett O'Hara & Patrick Henry visiting Adam & Eve.

Sampler, Easton, PA circa 1830 Ralston School   This very large and colorful sampler is an excellent example of a group of samplers that were stitched at the Mary Ralston School in Easton, Pennsylvania. The large building in the center is the house where Mary Ralston ran her school

This very large and colorful sampler is an excellent example of a group of samplers that were stitched at the Mary Ralston School in Easton, Pennsylvania. The large building in the center is the house where Mary Ralston ran her school.

Nothing makes me happier right this second than seeing those two drunk-looking deer at the bottom of the sampler.  I am crazy about samplers when the elements look like they've been designed and executed entirely by their young stitchers.

Nothing makes me happier right this second than seeing those two drunk-looking deer at the bottom of the sampler. I am crazy about samplers when the elements look like they've been designed and executed entirely by their young stitchers.

Sampler    ...Catherine Kendall    ...1807

Eye For Design: Decorating with Samplers.Handstitched Heirlooms - Lots of beautiful samplers

Eliza's sister, Mary Ann Mills, stitched this sampler in 1840.    She is the sister that married Eliza's husband, after Eliza's death.

Eliza's sister, Mary Ann Mills, stitched this sampler in She is the sister that married Eliza's husband, after Eliza's death.

Isabella Henderson. The border on this sampler is really unusual (light, airy and very natural-looking.)  The central area (tree, Adam & Eve) looks to me like something Little House Needleworks would design.  The over-one trees are too cute for words.

The border on this sampler is really unusual (light, airy and very natural-looking.) The central area (tree, Adam & Eve) looks to me like something Little House Needleworks would design.

Sampler, ca. 1785  Mary Munro (American)  Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island  Silk on linen  13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (34.29 x 26.04 cm)  Inscribed: With / sheba's queen ye / american fair to adorn your / mind bend all your care / MARY MUNRO'S / Work done in / Providence

Sampler, ca. 1785 Mary Munro (American) Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island Silk on linen 13 x 10 in. x cm) Inscribed: With / sheba's queen ye / american fair to adorn your / mind bend all your care / MARY MUNRO'S / Work done in / Providence

Dutch darning sample made in 1735 by a girl of about 12 / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Extreme Mending Copy cooperhewitt: “ When we talk about sustainability, why don’t we talk about mending? The Netherlands-based Platform project and its offshoot, Repair Cafés, do just.

The Joan Stephens Collection : Important Samplers and Pictorial Needlework

Joan Stephens was an important figure not only in the world of samplers but also quilts, which was where her interest in textiles started.

Sampler, 1780 to 1795.  BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS are just as a little girl would make them.  They're fanciful and boldly colored.  They make this otherwise standard sampler something remarkable.

Sampler, 1780 to BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS are just as a little girl would make them. They're fanciful and boldly colored. They make this otherwise standard sampler something remarkable.

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