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Words In The Wild

There I was yesterday, chin in hand, contemplating what I was going to blog about today.

I have no new knitting to show you.

And wordless Wednesday posts always feel like cheating to me.

Then I thought – Words In The Wild for Wednesday! That’s always good.

But, what words?


While contemplating my dilemma I read my email and Patty said:

I would love to see a picture of the cross stitched 10 Commandments. So. Special.

Well, I’m nothing if not accommodating. Here it is.

ten commandments for carole knits

It was stitched on paper by my great-great-grandmother, Anna Elizabeth Smith Jones. Her claim to fame, other than creating this amazing family heirloom, is that she saw Abraham Lincoln.

So, there you have it. Words in the Wild. If you can call The Ten Commandments wild, that is.

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Laurie said exactly what I was going to say…I also think it’s pretty wild that those words are still around after all this time!

  2. I see why you would want to save that. How amazing. And how amazing is it that she saw Abraham Lincoln? That’s some pretty cool stuff!

  3. Wow is right! Even if it weren’t so beautiful, it would be a treasure. I have a very intricate pineapple doily that my grandmother crocheted and my aunt mounted on fabric and “framed” in a hoop! There are a lot of forest fires in Colorado and my heart always goes out to those who must evacuate, knowing they might not have a home to go back to.

  4. That is amazingly beautiful! Do you have any idea why it was stitched on paper? I never heard of that before. She has a cool name and interesting claim to fame!

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