Abbie in Stitches
It’s the early 1800s, and Abbie’s sister, Sarah, is a proper young lady who loves needlework. She has already made a sampler displaying her neat and even stitching. But when it becomes time for Abbie to make her sampler, she despairs – she hates needlework and would much rather curl up with one of the books on Papa’s shelf. How will she ever get through the long, tedious h...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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A young girl working on her first embroidery sampler who would rather read. Reminds me a bit of what I learned about Salem College when it was a girls school and they did samplers and public oral exams. I'm sure some of those girls would have rather read too! :)
I think historical fiction is my favorite so this was right up there. It is a great book about a young girl learning sewing techniques in 1822. I especially enjoyed the afterward. Great for little girls. PB really liked what Abbie put on her sampler and requested the book again based on that.