The Sunday Scribblings prompt is"collector personality." But you've already read quite a bit about my collections of everything from Madonna crowns and religious icons to books. So I thought I'd venture further afield (plus I have a raging migraine and can't sit at the computer longer than strictly necessary). These photographs are of a small portion of the extensive collection "From the Cradle to the Grave" at the Castle Museum, York, England. Christening gifts, handmade lace gowns, baby bunting, cradles and bassinets are among the "cradle" section of the exhibit.
York School student samplers circa 1785 by Ann and Rachel Nevins.
An English sampler from 1788.
Sisters made these samplers featuring verse in 1845 and 1834. Click photos to view detail.