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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Windham, NH dated 1818 from Huber

Sally Gregg
Needlework Sampler
Windham, NH dated 1818

Sally, at age 14, worked this charming sampler with tree and flower motifs surrounding several alphabets. She also included a verse, which is an analogy between, making this sampler with care, and carefully striving to live a righteous life.

As I have wrought those lines with care
Strove much to make each letter fair.
So I may aim at rectitude.
All my designs be just and good.

It is inscribed: Sally Gregg born August 17 1804/ wrought this 1818.

Sally was the second oldest of 8 children born to William Gregg and Sally Anderson. She married Robert Park Dinsmoor and they had 9 children. She died at age 73 and is buried in Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

Silk on linen: 19 ¼" x 19 ¾" framed.


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