I really love samplers but I realised I only work them about once every ten years. The one above is my first piece of cross stitch ever, (about 20 years old). I had previously worked needlepoint from printed canvases so wasn't sure what to do when I opened the kit and found a plain piece of fabric! I worked it out eventually although I didn't know at the time you had to keep the stitches in the same direction.
Then this sampler was worked around 1999/2000 to celebrate the millennium. It is still one of my favourite pieces, I love all the events it commemorates.
I must not leave it another 10 years before I stitch another sampler.
Wilberforce is totally unimpressed