This sewing sampler would have been a studious undertaking for Georgiana (Georgiana Kennedy, as she was then) in 1821. As Georgiana was born in 1805, this would mean she was 16 years of age when she stitched her name and the year. Practicing and refining sewing skills was an important part of a young womans preparation for her future life. Her sampler was a symbol of reaching this stage and she kept it with her other precious items in her sewing box. It is likely her daughters would have at times examined this many times while they were growing up without their mother.
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