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To customers and fans of Laurel's Stitchery & Rainbow Stitchery: After 15 years in business, I have decided to close the shop. It’s a tough decision, but I need to devote more time to homeschooling my kids. Since Alison will be in third grade next school year and Benjamin will be in first grade, I won’t have enough time to serve you all with the attention you deserve. Ideally, I’d like to find someone to buy the whole thing, including all my remaining inventory and the website. Until then, I’m putting all inventory on clearance pricing. If you or someone you know might be interested in buying the shop or buying any of the inventory, please let me know. :)
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Rainbow Stitchery presents the first reproduction sampler from Laurel's Stitchery, our publishing house!! A while back, I was able to buy a lovely little antique sampler and I decided to produce a pattern from it. It's called Esther Haight 1811. I've done some research and I'm 99% sure I've found the person who stitched this sampler. She was born October 4, 1805 to Reuben and Sarah Haight, probably near Amawalk in Westchester County, New York. She was the sixth of ten children - five boys and five girls. Esther had just turned six years old when she completed this sampler. She married Merritt Palmer on February 16, 1832 and died seven years later on July 27, 1839. I haven't been able to find any reference to any children they may have had.
The model was stitched by Renee Herman on 30-count Straw Linen by Weeks Dye Works with Week Dye Works, The Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Classic Colorworks (formerly Crescent Colours) flosses.
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