|Stitched by Margaret - Days of A Sampler Lover|
Many of you will recognize this distinctive motif from SDW. There are a lot of stitches in this one so I will never forget it !!!
Marsha has received some interesting information from Anka Meyer who grew up in Dresden (Saxony) the area where Marsha believed the sampler came from. Anka's view from her window was across the river Elbe to the view of this Church named "Maria on the Water".
Thank you Anka for sharing the photographs and this information with us.
Idyllically situated near the River Elbe in the centre of town, Maria am Wasser ('Mary on the water') was built in 1479 for the boatmen who wanted to pray before and after their voyages. Many architectural changes were made to the church over the centuries, although baroque features still dominate heavily. Kirche 'Maria am Wasser' is surrounded by a cemetery (the final resting place of many famous names) and a high wall which was designed to protect the church from floods.
SDW is a particular favourite of mine and this information makes it all the more special now the church has a name.