Woolley and Wallis Auction to be held at the Salisbury Salerooms on 5 April. Click here to see them all. The first Lot 103 is this George II sampler, worked by M Woods in 1759, it displays features of the Norwich School - cartouches lions and shaded pines. It measures 5.5 x 8in (14 x 20.5cm)and has some holes and losses. Estimate is £150-£250.
Lot 123 is a William IV sampler by Alice Angove Aged 11 Years, Finished July the 15th Anno Domini 1836. It depicts Jesus and Rebecca at the Well with verse above, below a further verse 'To my Honoured Parents', flanked by angels holding crowns, girls with dogs on leads and chairs under trees, the base with shepherd and shepherdess with sheep and floral border. It measures 19 x 12.5in (48 x 32cm). There are some losses to ground and some stitching loose, background slightly grubby. The estimate is £600-800.
Springtime thoughts for Japan - may your days be growing brighter.