Sunday, May 31, 2015

1900 Sampler

This was another treasure I got at the estate sale this last week. It was made by a Mrs. Harvey Moore when she was a young girl in Holland and given as a gift to Mrs. Beachy in 1939. I bought it on 28 May 2015. So now it has a history. (-; The estate sale owners thought so little of it and sold it for only $1.00. I was glad to get such a good price, but I'm fairly sure it is worth a little more than that. To be fair, the people running the estate sale had much finer pieces to worry about than one piece of stitched linen. There was a full page spread on the estate sale in the paper and they said it took 1-1/2 weeks to catalogue and price everything and the list was 57 pages long!

It is a leftover piece of linen judging from the darned repairs in it. In it she has different kinds of pulled and drawn thread patterns, needle lace, and some embroidery stitches as well. I don't know if the pulled and drawn thread patterns have specific names so if anyone out there can tell me I'd be grateful. I see she has some kind of twisted feather stitch I don't remember seeing before, a buttonhole stitch, and a couple of herringbone stitches -- one which is very fine. There is also some kind of cross stitch. I don't know how old she was, but I think she did well. I wonder what else she made when she got older? I'm very happy to be the new owner. Maybe some day I can try some of these techniques.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Oh how special -- and what an unusual color combination for the era! That looks like it was a fabulous sale that would have been hard for me to resist in my current "purging" mode, LOL!