I was hoping someone in the area could go and take pictures.
Here's where I'm confused about embroidery. Ladies and perhaps gentlemen who lived in the 1800's had no indoor lighting. So the stitchers spent months IN THE DARK practically making beautiful designs on a garment for their children to go outside and feed the hogs while wearing.
I'm too lazy to sit down with a magnifying light for more than three hours to make a nice garment that will never see dirt. I am awestruck by the antique quilts and embroidery items.
Not to mention that girls weren't allowed to go to school to learn their alphabet. I guess a bible is a good substitute but I wouldn't trade now for then. Ever.