Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Every so often when I am sipping tea and browsing images, my heart goes into reverse. I have just picked myself up off the floor now to tell you what I found. Here you can see a sampler stitched by Elizabeth Philpot in 1791 which is up for auction at Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Hillsborough, North Carolina on 20 March 2010 and below you can see a sampler in the Haslemere Educational Museum, UK by Martha Russell also in 1791. Both girls were aged 8 and were from Leacock School. We have not been able to trace Leacock School which is possibly in Hampshire, UK. If anyone can help, it would be wonderful. The verse is from the 84th Psalm and is marked New Version.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 17:47