Saturday, December 17, 2011

Susanah Rayment - Learning 1818

I purchased Susanah Rayment about two years ago to add to my collection. What I found so charming about the sampler is how she was forced to squeeze the "G" in Learning in as well as the "er" in Sampler. It reminded me of when I first learned to write and always running out
of room on the line because I hadn't planned ahead.

Plus what geese don't need a pair of boots?

And what woman doesn't need to be reminded that vanity may not be a good thing.

Unfortunately, due to the number of Susanah Rayment's that come up when I have tried to search for her I can't say for certainty which one may be her. My quest continues though.

The reproduction is stitched with Gloriana Silk Threads
on Lakeside Linen - 32 count Buttercream
Framing by Total Framing in Fairfax, Virginia


  1. What a gorgeous sampler! Congratulations and best luck to you on your new endeavor. I wish you every success!

  2. This is a beautiful and 'fun' sampler. I cannot wait to see more of your work and am excited to see more of your antiques. Your site will help remind me of growing up in the Old Dominion!