Friday, November 7, 2008

Show and Tell
Today I am showing another favorite treasure...a very old cross stitched sampler done my great Aunt Freida. I've had this sampler for many years and finally had it framed about ten years ago. It now hangs in my dining room.

Can you see the date...1897!

My aunt was very young at the time she did this. She was born in 1886, so that makes her 11 when she stitched this sampler. There are some mistakes...if you look closely you'll notice that she has some of the alphabet out of order, but that's okay! I'll leave you with my aunt's favorite scripture verse today:
Job 19:25... I know that my Redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow... what a treasure! I love it. Especially since you actually know who stitched it.

  2. Very pretty. I have a few samplers and actually made a few. They always have such beautiful work in them. How nice that yours if from your precious aunt.

  3. That's just wonderful! I love samplers and to have one that old is just great!


  4. So, so special- wow! Thanks for sharing this treasure!!
    Linda C

  5. Now, that's truly a treasure - thanks for showing it to us.

    Thanks also for visiting me - enjoyed my visit on your blog too!

  6. that is just beautiful. I am always amazed at the work those young girls did.

  7. Thank you both for the peek at your Aunts precious sampler and the scripture.

    both are wonderful

    ~ Mrs. Miles

  8. I love this. It's so neatly done, even though she left out some letters. I think there were higher expectations for an 11-year-old back in those days. I think the quality of her stitching shows that.

  9. Oh, what a wonderful piece...I love it for the mistakes even more! Proof that a sweet young girl was learning her handwork...cherish it forever!


  10. What is an amazing! Wonderful show and tell!