Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wedding Sampler and SAL Check In

How appropriate that on Valentine's Day, I was working on my Wedding Sampler!

Carolyn Manning of Carolyn Manning (CM) Designs designed this especially for me as a wedding gift. She and I met on a fantasy writing website something like fifteen years ago now, give or take, when she was just starting out and working towards being a designer full time. We became great friends over many things, including our mutual love of cross stitch, and I was so honored when she made this piece for me when my hubby and I got married! We lost touch for awhile when life took us our separate ways, but we've recently reconnected and she's just as delightful and sweet as she was when we first met. I'm so proud of all she has done! Check out her blog and her shop to see her wonderful patterns!

I started this once a long time ago and then realized I had really messed up somewhere on it with the counting and put it down for awhile. I started it up again a couple of years ago and it's languished with my missing stitching bug. It was really nice to get back to it! I finished the stitching first page of the border and started on the second:

My plan is to stitch all of the border first and then go back and do the backstitching and the text in the middle. Hubby and I will be married for 13 years this June. It would be really nice to have this done this year!

Today is also the 15th of the month, which means it's time to check in with the Story Time Sampler SAL. You can see my post for this month here. I love following everyone's progress on this piece!

Until next time!


  1. What a lovely story love your design you are stitching .

  2. Lovely progress! I love the story behind this piece :D

  3. Beautiful piece. Good luck finishing it this year.