Up to now, I had been trying to fit the information, verse and biographical information on the two lines.
I found out that it was divided up into three lines. The area above the two stitched lines is to be used as a line.
Well, this meant ripping out part of the line I had already stitched.
While doing the research, I encountered another problem.
The biographical information given on the kit clearly lists the girl's name as "Mary Starker". When I tried to research this, I also found references to "Mary Starkey".
Which one is it?
Joanne Harvey of The Examplarery released a new reproduction of this sampler in December of 2006. In that version she shows the name as "Mary Starkey".
I have tried unsuccessfully to find information or a picture of the original.
I would really like to be as accurate as I possibly can, however I would also really like to finish it!
I am wondering if perhap the stitching on the original was hard to read. Could the "r" have looked like a "y"?
If anyone has any information about this, please let me know.