Samplers will never go out of style, and to prove it we've come up with this gorgeous design and, for proper 21st century quirkiness, had it made up as a stylish cushion. We were really lucky to find a scrummy striped fabric to back it with in a local shop, in colours that perfectly match the autumnal threads in the sampler. Don't you just love it when that happens? If you want to personalise this project, add a date or little message to the sampler in backstitch. If you fancy going down the more traditional route, simply display your sampler in a plain frame instead and put it on a wall where everyone can admire it. Caroline specialises in traditional cross sittch designs with a vintage flavour. To see more of her cross stitch patterns, hop on over to her website Caroline Vincent Samplers.