I just put the final stitches into Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace Sampler and took a picture:
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace Sampler
By: Barbara Bangser for The Posy Collection
14ct Charles Craft Ivory Aida
DMC Floss Included in kit
And this is what it looked like when I visited the National Historic Site in 2005:
Because this building is so old, the Historic Society has preserved it within a concrete structure to keep the weather and other elements out. Unfortunately, I only have the one picture of the actual house, but it gives you a view into the history of the Sampler!
The other part of this NHS is his boyhood home in Knob Creek:
Of course, you can’t just visit one part of this park and not the other, so I made a day of it and visited both locations. They are approximately 10 miles apart, but well worth the visit!
Until next time…