01 février 2014

All my scattering moments ...

are taken up with my needle

1851

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Ellen Birdseye Wheaton came from a prominent Syracuse family.

She married at the age of 18 and had 12 children.

The diary she kept until her death in 1858, at age 42,

illuminates her own life and

opens a window onto the lives of women in 19th century Syracuse. 

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Happy stitching my friends !