I've seen posts from all my friends about school starting. It made me think about my Biedermeier framed needlepoint alphabet sampler. I'm not sure what this item fall into: My screen collection, or sampler collection. I think I have about 7 firescreens.
The world has certainly changed since this wonderful sampler was made! Young girls would practice the discipline of stitching and have a wonderful accomplishment to show for it. My nieces are masters with their hands too--texting in shorthand, lol.... I wish they'd have a sampler to show for their summer's work....
I love the pastoral scene underneath the sampler. It is done in needlepoint, with a handpainted face on the shepherd. It is considered Berlinwork.
I'm off to Baltimore for some shopping therapy at an antique show, then swinging by St. Louis to visit my daughter. I am looking forward to it, minus the flight across the country. Have a great week!