Hi everyone! Yes, it’s a wrap!!!! A Sampler Story is finished!! When I started out in January I hoped that I would be able to keep to my plan of two squares a month and, mostly I did. The last few months, well, I did have times when it wasn’t really what I felt like stitching on but now, of course, I’m really pleased that I stuck with it!! I put DS#2 to good use this afternoon and had him hold it up so I could get it all in the picture!!!! I think it comes across a bit bigger than it is but the finished size is 18” x 12” stitched over two.
As I’d planned I personalised some of the squares.....
First up, was the family wedding in May when our daughter was married.
I wanted to stitch the actual date as well as their initials and thought this square had the most room to do that.
My parents celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in February so I wanted that to be commemorated.
In March DH and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary (don’t ask me where the years have gone, they’ve flown in!!!!).
I added our house number to this square instead of the number that was there.
My initials were in this square.
And finally, I put the final digit in the year!!!!
You do know, of course, I’m now going to go through that stage of missing working on it even though the last few months I wasn’t totally inspired by it?!?!?!?!?!
Thank you to everyone who has left comments, encouraged me to keep going and who has followed my progress throughout the year. I am sure that without that I probably would have slackened off at some point and it would have ended up as a UFO!
I’ve my sights set on some new projects in 2014 though. First up will be this one, this is my Jan 1st start and I’m really looking forward to it. The Scarlet Letter's Mary Gail. There are a number of us on Instagram who are going to be stitching this so, if you are on IG and would like to join us, you are more than welcome.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, we did. All that preparation in the weeks leading up to it and now, here we are, and it’s over and done with for another year!!!! There'll be no big excitement here on New Year’s Eve, DH and I will likely spend a quiet evening in front of the tv!! We do have a family wedding to go too this weekend, our niece is getting married in Edinburgh on Saturday so on Friday we’ll be hopping on a plane and heading off until Sunday. Looking forward to that and wondering how many men will be in kilts!!!!
Until next time……