The template for this sampler was given to those of us who attended the PALs gathering last fall - as well as the fabric (Picture This Plus) & the fibers (Vikki Clayton's premium silks - yum!) & the embellishments. Mary (M Designs - the designer) had charted the alphabet and many motifs, then we pieced, designed, whatever we wanted to create a personalized family sampler. Too cool!
I've added flags (patriotic, we are!), our house & the year it was built, my DD, our interest in music, a quilt pattern (Dresden plate), a flower (I love my gardens!), my first initial with Tom's, books as we all love reading, a Vietnam vet feather (Tom), CBJ for our home hockey team (our other major passion) & my cross stitching. This was a truly fun piece to create & stitch! I hope Mary releases it to the public - I think a lot of people would have fun with this.
I also have sewn & stuffed 3 pincushions, so will do the final assembling of them today - and I finished "Here I Am" for Tom's new great-niece. I'll post pictures later.
Pretty productive day yesterday with things around the house & stitching - I started the Jane Austen piece from The Gift of Stitching. Today's booster work, the pincushions, then hopefully stitching while CBJ plays today. No outside work - it's been raining & is supposed to do more later today. My fingers are itching to play in the dirt!!