How did Much Ado, a bookstore in England, come to have Sadie's card designs? Here's one clue:
I'm happy to learn that Much Ado "gave most of Sadie May Morse's collection to the Marblehead Historical Society." That suggests a good way for me to learn more about the woman who created the very special rug that warmed our living room, and enlivened our games, so many years ago."Much Ado’s roots are in a colonial seafront town just north of Boston, Massachusetts. Marblehead, self-proclaimed Yachting Capital of the World, was our home for more than 20 wonderful years.But we crossed the Atlantic ... years ago to open a new Much Ado in a Medieval English village."
I did write something about that rug, especially the red color of its background, in a column in the Danvers Herald in 2008: The Color of Blueberry Leaves in the Fall.