The footstool pictured above was given to my mother Janice Quist in 1936, when she was six years old. I image my mom standing on this school to pick a dress from her closet or to look at herself in an oval mirror hung above a dresser as she got ready for school as a first grader. She later became an elementary school teacher.
The wooden base has this penciled message: Janice Anna 1936. Yarn bought in 1889 by Grandma Becker.
The legs of the stool are black metal harness hooks screwed to a wooden base. The top has a colorful needlepoint design worked in wool yarns. I have always loved this colorful little stool. As a quilter, it reminds me of a miniature tile quilt, with the strips of black separating separately stitched blocks. Whatever great-great-relative stitched this little gem, I admire her sense of color and design.
LeAnn aka pasqueflower