Makers / Maker's Age: Meylin, Sophia (age 15) (1810-1837)
Date Made: 1824
Origin: Lancaster, PA US
School / Teacher: Mary Reed's School, Lancaster, PA
Stitches: Cross, Satin, Eyelet
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 19 1/2"w x 14" h
Inscriptions: Sophia Meylin a Daughter of John and Sophia Meylin / Was born May 29th 1810 and made this sampler in / The 15th year of her age in the year of our Lord 1824 / I sigh not for beauty nor languish for Wealth But / Grant me Kind Providence virtue and health Then / Richer than kings and more happy than they My / Days shall pass sweetly and swiftly away / Give me o lord thy early grace Nor let my soul com / Plain that the young morning of my days has all / Been spent in vain * Let gratitude in acts of good / Ness flow My love to god in love to man below / This sampler was made in Mary Reeds school * * * //
Predominant Motif: Motifs of hearts, triangles, strawberries, trees with birds perched at the top, fill the upper portion of this sampler. At the bottom a schoolhouse, four large fir tree, a bird perched on the top of each, below are plants and birds. A wide blue silk border on all four sides..
History of Owner: #2477 Gift of the Estate of Ida K. Hostetter.
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No