Not a very good photo of something so old. 116 years old in fact. This little frame is something that means a lot. It is a sewing sampler done by my late grandmother when she was quite young. I'm not sure exactly, but I know it was done in primary school.
I didn't meet her, she died before I was born. My Mum was the youngest (by about 10 years I think) of four siblings. So her mum would have been a fair age when she was born. Strangely enough this trend has perpetuated, both my mum and I were both older first time mothers. So that is why I now have such an antique memento of my grandmothers' early days.
Actually this is just my way of justifying the fact that I really am not that old. Those of you with grandmothers who were born many many years later will find this difficult to work out.... but it's true!
I love this little sampler. So neatly done. Something that my grandmother laboured over, either in the classroom or by the gas light at home - is something that I cherish. I'm just glad that my Mum thought to have it framed and that it wasn't just stored away somewhere.
Oh yes and I have (not very expertly) covered up her name which was also embroidered. Somehow I just don't think that she would have liked it on the internet.
Cheers for now