Estimated Date Stitched:

Estimated Age of Stitcher:
Over 60

School and/or Teacher:

Name of Stitcher:
Liz Wilken [Kirby]

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Size of Sampler:
Width: 6in
Height: 19in

✔︎ Framed


Metal Hanger


Condition: Good

Description of condition:

Fabric Type:
*Even Weave Linen

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Motifs: plants, animals, family record, other

Type of stitches: Cross

Name or initials on sampler: Life Sampler

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Other Information:

The elephant and flag depicts Liz’s birth in Africa of Salvation Army parents

The motto is from the school where she met her husband Ron.

The two roses near the heart are for her two daughters.

The flame lily is the flower of her home country.

The snow and coloured leaves are for the family moving to Canada

At the bottom are Liz’s hobbies of sewing, knitting, gardening, camping and her cat.


No. of photographs: Number of photographs: 1

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