Gentle Friends, well, I'm still stitching I away on Hannah and here's where we are at the moment...
... I've had a few emails about this sampler and thought I would Post some answers to the questions I was asked ... Yes, this is a reproduction piece from an original stitched by Hannah Beeby in 1816. Yes, as with all the stitching I do, I'll put my own twists in it as I go along. I had the most inquiries about the lower case alphabet and here's some info I lifted from the National Museum of American History...
"Many early samplers do not have the letters “J” and “U” in their alphabets because they were not part of the early Latin alphabet and so the letter “I” was used for “J” and the “V” for “U.” The letter “s” is often replaced with the printers “s” which looks like the modern f."
That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again.