Loara Standish Sampler In the United States, the earliest known cross-stitch sampler. currently housed at Pilgrim Hall in Plymouth, The sampler was created by Loara Standish, daughter of Captain Myles Standish and pioneer of the Leviathan stitch, circa
Sampler, ca. 1785 Mary Munro (American) Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island Silk on linen 13 x 10 in. x cm) Inscribed: With / sheba's queen ye / american fair to adorn your / mind bend all your care / MARY MUNRO'S / Work done in / Providence
Nothing makes me happier right this second than seeing those two drunk-looking deer at the bottom of the sampler. I am crazy about samplers when the elements look like they've been designed and executed entirely by their young stitchers.
Early 19th century red house sampler by ann smith - 1817