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.

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  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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