BG 1874
This is one of my all time favorite samplers.  There is no name, just the initials BG, and the year 1874.  I believe it to be an English sampler.  Although very fragile the original is in fairly good condition (the original is pictured).

Love in the Garden
This sampler can either be done in mainly cross stitch (there are a couple of stitches in the alphabet but even those could be done in cross stitch) or have fun playing and fill in with Stem Stitch.  I love the look of Stem Stitch, it is kind of like painting with thread.

Lord what is life...tis like a flower that blossoms and is gone…we see it flourish for an hour…with all it’s beauty on…but death comes like a winter day, and cuts the pretty flower away.
Royal Garden
Love the saturated colors in this piece…it looks so royal to me!
Fleurs 1805
A quick little stitch….I love the muted colors.
With Needle and Thread Needlebook
This needle book is based off “With Needle and Thread” sampler.  Colors changed up a bit but could easily be done in the colors of the original sampler.