Good Morning...another Stitching Post. I have two patriotic pieces I am working on...stitching madly to get them finished by the middle of June. One is Lady Liberty and she will make the deadline I am sure. But I just started on this one...
I remembered from my reading years ago that Betsy was a Quaker. Upon refreshing my memory I found out that she was one of 16 children born to her parents, nine lived to adulthood. Betsy disappointed her parents when she married an Anglican. She and Mr Ross set up an upholstery business in Philadelphia. This is where she met a customer who requested she make a flag for him. It was George Washington. Mr Washington wanted the stars to have six sides but Betsy, ever the seamstress, talked him out of that. Five sided stars are easier to cut and stitch Sir.
The Little House Needleworks pattern that I am working on, includes Betsy's house, which you can still find today in Philadelphia.
Here is where I am in my stitching, pardon the wrinkled linen.
After Mr Ross died, Betsy remarried, was widowed and married for a third time. But she will always be Betsy Ross in our history books. Gotta love a needleworker who stood the test of time.