Thursday, October 26, 2006

Stitcher's Question

Today's SBQ was suggested by Carol http://www.carolsxsblog.blogspot.com/) and is:

If you were to come across a sampler chart that caught your eye and appealed to you, would you or would you not stitch it if it had a morbid or "creepy" saying on it? If not, why?


I would stitch it. I view sampler sayings in the same way I view epiteths (which I love to walk through old cemeteries and read). They are both parts of cultural history and reflect a time where talking of death was more accepted because lifespans were shorter. I think preserving the cultural history is important.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love walking through old cemeteries and reading the epiteths and looking at the styles of the tombstones. I always try to imagine what things were like back in the time of whatever particular tombstone I happen to be reading.

Wendy said...

What's a sampler?