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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Monday, 13 May 2013

My Next Stitch - The Mary Baker Sampler

For some time now, I have been into genealogy, exploring my family history.
My great grandmother was Mary Jane Baker, born in Liverpool, England in 1870, of Irish parents.
She came to New York with her parents and brothers when she was 3 years old.

When I saw The Mary Baker Sampler, I knew I had to stitch it! Of course, this Mary Baker is not a relative of mine, but I thought it would be fun to have her name on my wall.

The Mary Baker Sampler - The Scarlet Letter
Stitched on 30 count linen using DMC

Here is the photo I took of my progress the other day:

The piece of linen that came with the kit didn't seem to be that big, so I chose to start in the center and work my way up.
Most of the sampler is stitched in green and red, with a touch of pink. The verse is stitched in black.

This seems to be a very quick stitch. I have already made more progress. I will be back in a few days with another photo.


Debbie Bauer said...

Of course you had to stitch Mary Baker! How great is that having the same name as your great grandmother. Can't wait to see it progress.

Inguna said...

A lovely sampler and you have such a good reason to stitch it!

Cindy L said...

What a wonderful sampler for you and it will have so much more meaning seeing a family member's name on your wall.

Fiona said...

Lovely start and the perfect sampler for you to stitch.

Nicola said...

This has to be a must stitch sampler for you.