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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Friday, 22 March 2013

How well do you know your samplers ?

This week there are two giveaways, one on this post and for the other one you will need to visit blog 2. You can enter both.

I have been told that the giveaways are too easy so this is a harder one but the one on blog 2 is a word play.

How well do you know your Scarlet Letter Samplers?  Let’s find out.

Print off the grid below and fill in the answers to these nine questions. The cells highlighted  in yellow will spell out the name of a chart (the grey cells are blanks).

The first name drawn from the correct answers will win a copy of that chart which has been sponsored by Ray.

I am an English sampler that was stitched in 1821. 

"The beautiful  Miss Mobley visited this old man’s farm. E-I-E-I-O"
Adapted from an English sampler.

"This American poet was known for "dwell in possibility" but she picked a fine time to leave with four hungry children and crops in the field"
She was stitched in 1792 probably in Rhode Island.  

"Did she know of the "danger" of what was practiced at Woodstock and in most of the 60’s"
I was stitched around 1770. 

"Could Indiana Jones follow his directions to where the Beatles recorded. Beware of the spelling"
I was 16 years old in 1842. 

"Would Miss Austen's heroine approve of what this Bush gave up in 1986"
A first effort by this infant's hand was stitched in England in 1838.

"Little Bess would like to be “friends”  with the ex Mrs Arquette"
Stitched by a Quaker in 1720. 

"In Greek she is a gazelle but in the bible is known for her good deeds and gifts of Mercy. Mary Poppins thought she was a jolly good sport. In 1729 she became Mrs Richard Adams"
My motifs are Italian. 

"Daryl Hannah made quite a Splash in 1984 but did she bless us with Peace and Plenty"
I am associated with a queen famed for her beauty but who lost her head. 

"I could be called Mia or Tom. Will you let me out of the bag".


EMAIL YOUR ANSWERS to nicola.parkman@gmail.com and the name drawn  with the correct answers on April 1st will win a copy of the chart that is spelt out. 

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

Good Luck.


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

Hee,here. I can't enter this one but just wanted to say that clue three is my favourite!

Good luck to everyone love Jo xxx

Vera said...

Ha! I agree. Clue #3 is my favorite as well.

Michele said...

Ha Ha Jo, I like clue 7 as I have a chicken named this!

What a fantastic way to start a Saturday, cuppa tea and a search through the Scarlet Letter Web site.

Well it has worked, found two I didn't know about that am about to order, and one that was on my original "To Do" list.

Can we extend your Scarlet Letter Year Nicola, we will never get them all done!!

Nikki said...

Thanks Nicola, this one was right up my alley in "toughness". I really enjoy these, thanks.


Stitch Wizard said...

I so enjoyed doing these too Nicola. It was like doing the crossword puzzle in the paper while drinking coffee and since I don't take the paper except for online reading, this was a special treat. It is fun to see all the Scarlet Letter samplers too. :)

Lelia said...

good luck to those participating!!!