Knit 2 Par 3

Monday, December 08, 2008

Good Art Right Here

Have you seen this Embloggery blog?

When we were in Maine in October, we saw a number of samplers at the museum, some of them over 200 years old. Even though samplers of that time had a formula (a little lettering, a little scripture, a picture of a house) they really spoke to me. Just to imagine time it took to complete one, on top of a busy day milking cows and making candles and tending sheep. It might have been a way to teach needlework, but I like to think it was also a way to give a busy woman some concentrated time to make art.


Blogger Lynne said...

Hi Denise. Where in Maine did you see the samplers. I am always looking for museums where they are on display. Thanks for sharing. Lynne

12/09/2008 02:10:00 AM  

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