Provenance: Although nothing could be found relating to young Ann Wilkinson,
nher surname is of Anglo-Saxon origins which can be found in the Celtic countries
nof Ireland, Scotland and Wales since medieval times. The rich bold colors, placement of
nrepetitive motifs in a well balanced, symmetrical order and the thick undulating bands
nall suggest this to be a Scottish sampler. The original measures 15 inches x 18 inches stitched
non 34 x 30 count unevenweave linen. The model was stitched in the muted colors due to the passage of time though many are still vibrant on this gorgeous sampler even after the passage of nearly 185 years.
n”Great God: thy hand to diff’rent ranks
nHath diff’rent tasks assign’d;
n’Tis mine to tread the lower path,
nAnd bear an humble mind.
n”Tis mine with industry and care
n”To earn my daily food,
nI am not likely to be great,
nBut, oh: may I be good.
nAnn Wilkinson 1834″
n36 count Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens
nAVAS silks or DMC
nStitch count 249 x 250