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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

A Vintage Sampler with a Matching Name.

I alighted on the posting http://leavesfortrees.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/wordless-wednesday-vintage-genealogy.html?showComment=1342626585119  thanks to a Geneabloggers listing which caught my interest. 

I have always be interested in samplers, but there was an additional reason why this lovely piece of stitching  was so special - for it was "wrought by Susan Weston aged 12 years"  - and Susan Weston was my maiden name. 

The early 19th century sampler is in the care of Wisconsin Historical Society.  My Weston family come from the English Midlands and I have no knowledge of any American connections.  But it was still a fascinating coincidence to come across.

1 comment:

  1. I love the look of old samplers. I made some modern counted cross-stitch versions myself.

    BTW you link has an extra "." in it before "com."


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