Colonial Characters - Elizabeth Love

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Colonial Characters - Elizabeth Love

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cotton, wool, lavender

Meet Elizabeth - farmer, cook, and rock of the family.

Elizabeth Jane Love (1860-1941) met William (son of Ellen Sr and Alexander) when she was 19 and he was 21. They married in the Port Chalmers Presbyterian church and went to live on a farm at Carey’s Bay, four miles from town.

She bore nine children (including daughters Dinah and Ellen Jr).

Because she lived on a farm, Elizabeth has a sheep on her pocket and natural wool hair.

She rose with the sun and went to bed with the sun. She cooked on an open fire outdoors until a kitchen with a stove was added to the house.

Elizabeth grew vegetables, had a few sheep, hens and milked the cows herself even though she was little and not much over five feet.

She made butter which she carried in a basket over her arm to sell in Port Chalmers. She carried all her supplies back up the hill and home.

Elizabeth was the best of mothers. Her husband was bad-tempered and she did everything humanly possible to please him. She was referred to as “darling Grandma Love”.

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Colonial Characters - The Love Wives and Daughters Collection represents some of the tireless heroines missing from the history books. These women are part of the fabric of New Zealand history. Each keepsake is handmade with cotton fabrics and filled with pure NZ wool and a touch of fragrant dried lavender. Made in NZ by a Love wife.

All dolls are approximately 22g and measure 10cm x 7cm x 2cm.

More information and products at beestitching.co.nz
Meet Elizabeth - farmer, cook, and rock of the family.

Elizabeth Jane Love (1860-1941) met William (son of Ellen Sr and Alexander) when she was 19 and he was 21. They married in the Port Chalmers Presbyterian church and went to live on a farm at Carey’s Bay, four miles from town.

She bore nine children (including daughters Dinah and Ellen Jr).

Because she lived on a farm, Elizabeth has a sheep on her pocket and natural wool hair.

She rose with the sun and went to bed with the sun. She cooked on an open fire outdoors until a kitchen with a stove was added to the house.

Elizabeth grew vegetables, had a few sheep, hens and milked the cows herself even though she was little and not much over five feet.

She made butter which she carried in a basket over her arm to sell in Port Chalmers. She carried all her supplies back up the hill and home.

Elizabeth was the best of mothers. Her husband was bad-tempered and she did everything humanly possible to please him. She was referred to as “darling Grandma Love”.

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Colonial Characters - The Love Wives and Daughters Collection represents some of the tireless heroines missing from the history books. These women are part of the fabric of New Zealand history. Each keepsake is handmade with cotton fabrics and filled with pure NZ wool and a touch of fragrant dried lavender. Made in NZ by a Love wife.

All dolls are approximately 22g and measure 10cm x 7cm x 2cm.

More information and products at beestitching.co.nz

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