Friday, August 21, 2020

A Little Mayflower Stash

Gentle Friends, yesterday the mail came, an event around here as over the past couple of weeks it's been hit or miss at best.... mostly miss as we went three days with no mail delivery....back on track ... and brought something fun that I wasn't expecting...
... the box for a new project celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower.  Or more specifically the Women of the mayflower.  The SAL is to start on September 6th and now I've got my 40ct linen my floss and needle.  In the box of goodies was a really cute little Pilgrim lady needle anchor, and an additional 1621 Thanksgiving project some good info from William Bradford. This is going to be just a really fun piece to work on this Fall!!  Thank you so much, Brenda!!!!!

I got very excited when I first read about this project back a few months ago.  As I can trace on my Mothers side back to two of the women on the Mayflower. Mary Brewster (Here's a little tidbit about Mary... she was one of only five adult women to survive that first winter in the New World, and one of only four to survive the "first Thanksgiving" in 1621, which she helped to cook) and her daughter Fear Brewster Allerton, second wife of Issac Brewster, they married in 1627, his first wife, Mary Norris Allerton, dying that first winter in February of 1621.   It'll be so nice to stitch up something that's kinda personal to my family.
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by... the smoke here in the City from all the fires around us both north into Marin County and south towards Monterey are a bit less today.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

11 comments:

  1. amazing family history Edgar!

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  2. What wonderful family history. I know that my grandmother's family is "Early American" and I think there was a Scottish ancestor who came over in the 1600s but I haven't traced it as yet. I really like that wonderful SAL. I wish I had the time to do it.

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  3. Oh Edgar, that is so exciting for you. My family goes back to the Revolution but not the Mayflower. I think we are all looking forward to stitching that design this Fall but it will be extra special for you!

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  4. Oooh, this is lovely. How special for you to do this piece which will be a little bit of your own family history. x

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  5. Thank you for sharing a bit about your Mayflower family, Edgar! I hope you attach something about it on the back of your finished piece. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. I'm still waiting on my Mayflower box. Hopefully it will be this week with a little cooperation from the Post Office. I also have Mayflower Ancestors - Stephen Hopkins and Thomas Rogers. I ma busy working on the application now. This was my big discovery during lock down March to May. We are still not open very far unfortunately. I look forward to seeing your progress.

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  7. Edgar, that’s crazy - I’m also descended 25 generations down from Mary Brewster via her son Jonathan! I am waiting for the kit to arrive here in the UK. I intend to stitch Mary’s name in a different colour to the other women and put a written record of my ancestry on the back of the framed sampler!

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  8. That’s crazy Edgar, I too am descended from Mary Brewster, through her son Jonathan - 15 generations back to Mary! I am awaiting the kit to arrive in the UK and intend to stitch Mary’s name in a different colour and then attach the lineage to the back of the framed sampler.

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  9. This is going to be a great project Edgar! They are always more fun when there's a meaningful connection. I am working on one (well, "worked" on it, then set it aside, not to be picked up for a while) of the Salem witch trials as my grandmother and aunt (8x removed) were hanged as witches. What a remarkable chapter in our nation's history for you to be linked to! And you can't go wrong with a design by Brenda Gervais..... Happy Stitching! ~Robin~

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  10. I ordered this late so I'm only getting the chart. I need to find a fabric that is similar. Can you tell me what color the fabric is in terms of a dmc color? I want to stitch on 40 ct too. I can't wait to start this but I will probably be late starting, not sure when fabric will arrive, everyone is out.

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  11. I love hearing about people who can trace their ancestors back to the mayflower. I live in Plymouth and there are still people here with those last names. Unfortunately, I can only trace my ancestors back to 1628 or 1629. I don't remember which it was. Must have been cautious folks and waited a few years to see how it went. I only ordered the box without fabric and floss. But i am hoping to get a start on it anyway. The Mayflower has been away for repairs and is now back in Plymouth for anyone who wants to see it.

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