DH and I were at Te Papa museum in Wellington today. I borrowed DH's phone so I could take some photos of their samplers to share with you.
They are not great photos as they are kept in relatively dark conditions and are set back quite far from the glass (I would so love a closer look!). But anwyay, here they are -
1. Jane Somerville, 1845 - a Scottish sampler
2. Mary Adams 1842 - age 8
3. Mary Adams 1846 - age 13
It was only when I was looking at the photos I realised two of the samplers were by the same person. Mary Adams was certainly a young stitcher!
I think the only other place I have seen a sampler on display was in Ballymena, Northern Ireland at their city museum. Unfortunately, I can't remember anything about it now!
Wouldn't it be cool if there was a museum dedicated entirely to samplers!? :-)