More about Mary Foote

I was all ready to move onto another topic for this next blog post, but it seems like the Foote sisters wouldn’t quite let go of my mind.  After I wrote what I did a couple of nights ago, it was really bothering me that I was remembering so clearly Elizabeth’s bed rug from the Connecticut Historical Society exhibit and not Mary’s from Winterthur, despite having been to a number of Winterthur needlework exhibits and behind-the-scenes tours.  I headed to my bookshelves and took out the small booklets that have been put together for the last three needlework exhibits there.  And guess what I found?


Yes, sure enough, Mary Foote’s (or was is Foot?) bed rug was indeed on display during the exhibit I saw in 2011.  This would have been after the Connecticut Historical Society one.  I think I can vaguely picture where it was at Winterthur.  At the time, did I make the connection to Elizabeth’s?  I don’t remember.  And yet, I find it a fascinating bit about memory to think that I so strongly made the connection when reading recently the book Plain & Fancy.

Published by worksbyabc

There is nothing that comforts me more than putting needle and thread to fabric or canvas. I've been stitching since I was a teenager, exploring all types of needlework - cross stitch, canvaswork, counted thread techniques like blackwork and name it. All these years of stitching have led to my own design business. Most of my designs are cross stitch patterns, but I have also enjoyed creating beginner level canvaswork designs and blackwork patterns as well.

2 thoughts on “More about Mary Foote

  1. I just love the connections books help us make. Books sales are a passion I share with my daughter….sadly the needleworks are rarely represented….well may be that’s not fair, not the type of books that interest me. I will keep trying, hoping that one day I will find a treasure. Love the blog.


  2. It is indeed Mary Foote–as a descendent, very proud of the Foote Family. Please visit the Foote Family Association site for further family information.


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