I would like to stitch this one…. but first I must find it.
MERKLETTERLAP WITH LARGE INITIALS ON EITHER SIDE OF LIFE, LABELED RI 1730
It is clear that the sampler in the year 1730 made by a girl with the initials RI. Which are central and large on both sides of a large stylized tree of life. She embroidered a pink border, which came from Groningen to Amsterdam. Inside embroidered she first three small alphabets small markings on clothing and linens, and three more for decorative letters on shirts and linen. Her initials are also small, top right on the second line. With shapes other initials of her relatives who unspeakable word RICIWATCIW. IW is possible her father, her mother TC, but WA?Around the tree are the trees, flower baskets and vases, birds, animals, a covered wagon with horse and rider random, yet balanced order. Many motives are striped in more colors. This facilitates counting when naborduren. Along the hem are motifs from her own environment in a row, a cradle, string jumpers, laundry, linen closet, spinning wheel and a female with a yoke. The ship right is large lanterns rigged.