Hands Across The Sea Samplers ~ Eliza Rule 1824
Stitch count: 239 X 285
On March 19th some 196 years ago, a young girl named Eliza Rule placed the last stitches into her sampler. We do not know where Eliza was born or the life she led. Whether it was long or short, happy or sad, fulfilling or disappointing? However, we do know that she was a fine needleworker with a good eye for colour and placement. Her teacher would have praised her work, and we are sure that her parents would have been proud of “the first effort” of their daughter’s hand.