I have started a reproduction sampler this week called Marietta Stebbins. She is from Deerfield, MA.
I love Deerfield and the whole Pioneer Valley area of Massachusetts. It is very beautiful . I lived in Suffield and Windsor Locks, CT before I got married and I worked for awhile in Holyoke, MA. It was always great to drive up to Deerfield, maybe go to the original Yankee Candle store.
If you have ever seen the fairly recent version of Little Women, the town and outdoor scenes were filmed in Deerfield.
About 6 years ago they had a sampler symposium in Deerfield. There was a wonderful exhibit of samplers from the area. I was very disdained at that time because they did not reproduce a sampler for the seminar. In 2010 it finally happened, and Joanne Harvey reproduced Marietta so I ordered mine right away.
Deerfield samplers seem to have the funky doves and the baskets.
Here is my start, not much to see yet.
Deerfield is also famous for blue and white embroidery that was produced by women in the early 29th century.
It is a wonderful place.
That is it for now.
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