Christiana worked this c. 1818 sampler as a young girl living in Sanford, York, Maine, which is a small town
in southwest Maine near the New Hampshire border. The top band has a centered flowering basket with mirror image
long stemmed flowers flowing to the sides ending at the corners with two beautiful standing birds facing in. The
center is comprised of numerals and several alphabets, and an inscription: Christiana Heard born May 9/ 1809.
Centered at the bottom is a stylized carnation, (which interestingly is the same carnation that appears on several
Newburyport, MA samplers), and mirror images of birds, flowering vines, and flowering baskets.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER