I am a great lover of Pennsylvanian Dutch samplers with all that calming space around the motifs and this sampler above from the Goode Huswife is one of my favourites. It makes a perfect Christmas gift to hang on the wall with all the other messages of Christmas cheer. But why not make it for yourself? Below you can see the sampler from Kathey Dieter Barrick of Barrick Samplers, another great designer from the USA. Simply beautiful - and yet so fun and quick to stitch.