Makers / Maker's Age: Spears, Rachel Frances
Date Made: 1857
Origin: Rogersville, TN US
School / Teacher: Odd Fellows Female Collegiate Institute (Rogersville Synodical College)
Stitches: Cross, Eyelet, Rice, Queen.
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 17"w x 16 1/4" h
Inscriptions: Oh how I love at such an hour / To gaze and long to fly away / To some fair and happy bower / Where roses bloom and muses stay //
Predominant Motif: 6 alphabets: 2 lower case are complete, the others done on a line until no space left to continue. Various stitched lines. A few small motifs. At the bottom a two story building with an ell on each side, three chimneys. A green lawn with geometric flowers and trees. Reversing arcaded strawberry border up both sides and across the top. (Note: building is the Odd Fellows' Female Collegiate Institute (Rogersville Synodical College) //
History of Owner: Stitched by owner's Great-Great-Great Aunt.
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No