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Monday, 28 October 2013

Elizabeth Mitchell aka Bessie Shults


Elizabeth Mitchell (aka Bessie Shults)
Introduced in Scarlet Letter Catalog Supplement No. 30
Lakeside Linen 32 ct (unsure of color)
Krenik Au Ver A Soie silks

The first time I saw this sampler, I knew it was the perfect memorial sampler for my dearly loved Grandmother Bessie.  In the catalog supplement, Marsha of the Scarlet Letter describes the sampler as an American Quaker sampler with an origin in Pennsylvania.  Thanks to family research, I knew Grandfather Valentine Shults had settled in Pennsylvania from Germany.  The cartouche was the perfect place to include vital stats about Grandmother.

The sampler has a simple floral border and simple motifs.  The frame is also quite simple.  Grandmother did not like fuss and muss.  The sampler is stitched entirely in cross stitch.


Before framing
(WOW!  This photo is not even close to the color of the linen)


Grandmother Rebecca's memorial sampler.  Now, both of my dearly loved Grandmothers have memorial samplers.

7 comments:

DonnaSews said...

Beautiful Samplers. I was just in Sevier County, TN yesterday!!

Krista said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. What a lovely way to remember your grandmother. Both samplers are so special!

Elizabeth said...

Both your samplers are just beautiful. I love the way you have dedicated then to you grandmas.

Erica near Chicago said...

What lovely remembrances. They are clearly very special projects for you. Thank you for sharing them.

Heritage Hall said...

So much talent in TN!
What a beautiful way to memorialize
your Grandmothers...you do them proud ~
Mary

C Street Samplerworks said...

I love the way you adapted these samplers as memorials to your grandmothers!

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Beautiful work.
Lovely memorials for your Grandmothers.