Sampler found at Weathered & Worn in Blue Earth MN. The sampler was featured in the July 2010 issue of Country Sampler magazine.

Sampler found at Weathered & Worn in Blue Earth MN. The sampler was featured in the July 2010 issue of Country Sampler magazine.

Egotism, laziness, hysteria: reasons to be admitted to 1800s insane asylum: Rachel says, "If the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (located in Weston, WV) is anything to go by, we should all be locked up forever! From 1864 to 1889, this West Virginian hospital admitted all kinds of people to its insane asylum and we’ve got the list of ailments to share with you."

Egotism, laziness, hysteria: reasons to be admitted to 1800s insane asylum

Egotism, laziness, hysteria: reasons to be admitted to 1800s insane asylum: Rachel says, "If the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (located in Weston, WV) is anything to go by, we should all be locked up forever! From 1864 to 1889, this West Virginian hospital admitted all kinds of people to its insane asylum and we’ve got the list of ailments to share with you."

Martha Atkinson - 1662 - England. See site for Kathleen Staples commentary on the sampler.

Martha Atkinson - 1662 - England. See site for Kathleen Staples commentary on the sampler.

Antique Victorian Blackwork Mourning Tombstone Sampler - Forsyth - Spalding 1844 Samplers photo

Antique Victorian Blackwork Mourning Tombstone Sampler - Forsyth - Spalding 1844 Samplers photo

I'm not a huge fan of sampler reproductions but this one seems fresher, esp. the flowers. Now do I want to invest in AVAS or go cotton?  DOROTHY WALPOLE by The Scarlet Letter.

I'm not a huge fan of sampler reproductions but this one seems fresher, esp. the flowers. Now do I want to invest in AVAS or go cotton? DOROTHY WALPOLE by The Scarlet Letter.

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