A Little Help from a Blog Reader

You  might remember that over Labor Day weekend our family went to the antique fair at the park in Clear Lake, Iowa.  You might also remember that Kelli and I saw an embroidered design that we both really liked.


I really liked the saying and thought about getting it.  Instead I decided to just snap a photo…

Well the other day via email I got a note from Dottie in California.  Her note reads:
“Hi Jo,

I loved the old sampler you saw at the antiques fair, and did a Google search. I found the pattern on Flickr. It’s from a 1946 Workbasket magazine, and it from an old poem by Henry Van Dyke.

Here it is, if Kelli wants to make it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/48068610@N06/8220104822/  (Just click on the link if you’d like to see it!)

Here is the poem in it’s entirety.

I read within a poet’s book
A word that starred the page:
“Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage!”
Yes, that is true; and something more
You’ll find, where’er you roam,
That marble floors and gilded walls
Can never make a home.
But every house where Love abides,
And Friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home-sweet-home:
For there the heart can rest.

How neat is that???  I am so excited to see this!!  The bad news…once I followed the Flicker link I found embroidery pattern after embroidery pattern that was cute and caught my attention.  The one that we saw in Clear Lake is still my favorite.

THANKS so much for sharing this with us Dottie.  If I ever get time to stitch (hopefully after the move) I just might sit down and stitch this!!  I just love my blog readers..honestly, you all are the best!

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