I don't do a lot of samplers myself but I still find myself drawn to some of them. For example, the Chatelaine Mandalas, like Knotgarden, are a type of sampler, and I'm looking forward to starting Long Dog Sampler's Scarlet Ribands.
It should be no surprise that there's a stack of samplers in my "Not Quite Finished" pile either.
This one is from 1996, when I was going through a Celtic design phase (there's more Celtic themed stitching but that will be in another post). I know I found the design in a magazine, but am not sure which one - it's long gone at this point. I still really like this design and might have a go at framing it myself sometime.
From 1997; no idea where I found the pattern. Not surprisingly we see a rose/floral theme here, which is consistent with my general tastes.
From 1998. I seem to remember this being from a very popular designer but couldn't tell you who. It's a bit primitive for my tastes now, so I don't know that I'd do anything with it at this point.
And finally, four individual pieces that are a "set" - not exactly a sampler per se but it's got the same feel. No date on these but they're done on aida, so probably pre-1998 at least.