The last poem I'll feature by Eugene Fields this week is the "Rock-A-By Lady." Although this embroidery transfer was probably created for a pillow sham, it works perfectly for the Rock-A-By Lady. It would make a sweet wall-hanging!
I believe this is was inspired by an 1881 oil painting by Fredrick Stuart Church. Renderings of this painting (actually called "The Witch's Daughter") were famous during the later part of the 19th century and even used in advertising.
A similar painting (artist unknown) looks even closer to our sham motif:
No matter who did what painting, the embroidery designs is perfect for the Rock-A-By Lady. The poem describes as her the Rock-A-By Lady from Hushaby Street. Don't you just love that phrase?
You can read the entire poem here.
Tomorrow is another magical Flower Friday. If you want to share any images from your garden, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a sweet and safe day!