Ann Parnell 1799
Origin and date: Quaker 1799
Rated: Any skill level
Linen count and finished size: 35-count 18-3/4″x24″; or 40 count 16-1/2″x21″
Stitches: Cross and eyelet, over one and two threads of linen in 20 colors of floss
Source: The Scarlet Letter
This Quaker sampler came from the vicinity of York, England, where a Quaker school existed at the same time as the more famous Ackworth School, not far from there. The Parnell name is still fairly common in the district, and the family was Quaker.