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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Saturday, 16 March 2013

A Teaser for St Patricks Weekend

Doesn't everybody love a mystery?

Just about a century after this nine year old stitched her final self-deprecatory verse, two famous retailers began a cultural revolution by publishing the first mail order catalog in Chicago.  Perhaps she  was a distant ancestor to one of them?


You could purchase about anything you'd need from these two men, who later established one of the first "big box" department stores.


A century later, we're in the midst of another purchasing revolution;  and we have a world marketplace bringing ever more variety into our homes, and friendships that span oceans. 
 I wonder what the next century will bring?

Our little stitcher shares her given name with this native Canadian lovely,  born just a year before our two entrepreneurs incorporated.  Perhaps she was one of their customers.

Marsha published this reproduction chart in 1984.

Can you guess the name of this sampler?      

If you know the name of the sampler EMAIL YOUR ANSWER to nicola.parkman@gmail.com and the name drawn  with the correct answer on April 1st will win a copy of the chart. 

You are welcome to leave a comment but not the answer.

A BIG THANK YOU goes to Renee (Flyawayjil) for thinking up this brain teaser and to Marsha for her very generous sponsorship.

Good Luck.


Nicola said...

A great teaser Renee, the group will have lots of fun guessing the sampler.

Thank you.

Cheri said...

I love a reason to go back through SL samplers :)

Kevin said...

Love these challenges! My brain needs the exercise. :-)

Nikki said...

OK I have it. I am emailing you Nicola


PoundingSand said...

I love puzzles!


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is harder than the last one! I think I need to get my Google fingers going and look up a few things...
thanks Renee!

Kevin said...

Whoa! This one was tricky! Think I found it and emailed you, Nicola!