I have been imagining how Mary would have stitched her sampler. Jacqueline of Needleprint has already indicated that these samplers were stitched during off-time for the school girls.
So, I was wondering if Mary liked stitching right at daybreak, or by perhaps candlelight at night. Did she stitch her sampler in her bed, or did she relax on a chair while stitching? Did she stitch along with her friends on their individual samplers, or chatting and catching on the latest news around Ackworth?
Did she plan out her colors on the sampler, or she just used whatever floss was available? I want to think she got to choose the colors she wanted for her sampler, and that she is a rather sweet-natured girl for picking this subtle shade of pink:
But what I really want to know for now is whether Mary had any trouble stitching this motif! I was almost 3/4 done, and realized that I made a calculation booboo. I had to undo many stitches and started all over again. The motif is a beauty, but another doozie for me to stitch:
Jacqueline has posted a fascinating story on Mary. Please click here to read Mary’s story. I hope you would enjoy Mary’s story as much as I have!
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