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Sampler, by Sarah Hatton McPhail, 1828, Norfolk, VA. From the collections of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA)

Sampler, by Sarah Hatton McPhail, Norfolk, VA. From the collections of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) I have the reproduction chart/kit for this.done by The Essamplaire

EMMA BLISS 1838.  Sometimes the smallest details get to me.  Emma. Bliss. Her. Work. (a period after every word there at the bottom.)  Reminds me of my son, and when he was learning to spell, he put a silent e at the end of every word, because, I mean, how were you supposed to know whether or not a silent letter was supposed to be there or not?

EMMA BLISS 1838. Sometimes the smallest details get to me. Emma. Bliss. Her. Work. (a period after every word there at the bottom.) Reminds me of my son, and when he was learning to spell, he put a silent e at the end of every word, because, I mean, how were you supposed to know whether or not a silent letter was supposed to be there or not?

A mid 19th century Danish? needlework alphabet, number and picture sampler, signed Katrine Thomsen, dated 1858, 31 x 31cm

A mid century Danish? needlework alphabet, number and picture sampler, signed Katrine Thomsen, dated 31 x Avec deux Eve ?

English Sampler ~ Emily Cone Aged 12 Years 1837, England, worked in silk threads on a linen/wool ground with a large house flanked by trees, flowers, and birds over a pious verse, with three borders depicting crowns, urns, flowers, and baskets of fruit, birds, potted plants, and flowering vegetation, enclosed in a geometric flowering vine

Because we are still working flat out, we had our eyes off the ball last week and missed this fabulous auction at Skinner Inc in Boston, USA.