Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Better Land by Henrietta Blackburn







I went to the antique market today, and this is what I could not leave without, this sampler. I immediately thought of my doll by Christine Crocker of Deerfield Farmhouse! So it came home with me. After looking in my treasured copy of Girlhood Embroidery by Betty Ring, I couldnt find any idea as to the date. So I google the title, and VOILA!
It was written by a woman! Felicia Hemans, or Felicia Browne. She used her poetry to support herself and her children, as her military husband left the household! So I can safely date the sampler to after the date her poem was written. AND my husband informed me that his great grandmother was named Burns, shortened from Blackburn! I had good fun taking this photo and sending it to Christine, who assured me that I hadnt paid too much for my treasure. I knew she would love it too.

3 comments:

Folksie Linda said...

oh Pam you are just like me.. i love heritage and anything that has to do with it. I have pics of my greatgreatgrandfather hanging in my home.. i want everyone to know who are family is.. do you scrapbook? it is nice to do that. What a treasure you certainly got..lucky girl.. and from the box below filled with what i thought they were... doubley lucky girl!!
I love them!! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Brenda said...

Pam -- I enjoyed your blog this morning, with my coffee. Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs,
(your Pfattie sister!)

Soft in the Head said...

What an awesome find! I just love it. It is fantastic that you were able to recover some of the history behind it. I love antiquing! I always hope to find a treasure like yours! Pam (P2)