Needlework Designer/Teacher

Gay Ann Rogers

Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,  

nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.

Website updated  

June 27 2022

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My World of Needlework

I have moved Mystery in St. Tropez Sale onto its own page for a while longer.

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It began a bit over a year ago: I visited a sampler site and found two barely-started samplers, one with the date 1840.

I don't collect samplers but I love unfinished samplers because of the fantasy of what might have been.


for Mystery in St. Tropez Sale


for Colors from

Cathe Ray

My Tale of Two Samplers

About Mystery in St. Tropez: Podcasts June 22.

June 27, 2022

I couldn't resist, I bought the samplers, they arrived safely and I had a great time deciding what to do with the magic of blank space.

I never intended to stitch on the actual samplers, I wanted to keep them just as they are. I wanted to use them as inspiration for a 'new' sampler somehow linked to their time.

My first impulse was to design two samplers as they might have been, but the more I thought about that, the more I thought, ooo too obvious.

So I began looking at what happened in the U.S.  in the decade of the 1840's and specifically, what happended in 1840 itself....

Do you have any favorite bits  of history from 1840?  From the 1840's as a decade?

Hint: May 1, 1840.

Hint: July 19-20, 1848.