Anne Woodall was born in Yorkshire, England in 1808. Many girls “worked a sampler” such as the one pictured above. Anne completed this one when she was only 6 years old. Samplers were not only used to hone needlepoint skills, but they are also historical references to the time and community that they were stitched in. The sampler above shows a crown which would indicate that she was a Christian. Also we see deer and evergreen trees both which indicate that she completed this near Christmas time.
I absolutely love to stitch samplers. This will be one of my future WIPS (works in progress). I look forward to stitching the same pattern that this brilliant 6 year old did nearly 100 years ago!!!