Last year, one of my resolution projects was to finish a wedding sampler for my husband's son and daughter-in-law. I started it in June 2012 and originally planned for it to be done that Christmas. Of course, it wasn't. I finished it last June and had it framed in July for this Christmas. Then our plans changed. Instead of being out east for Christmas, we were in Colorado. But yesterday, we finally celebrated Christmas together.
Roger was back home in Rhode Island, and his sons with their wives, fiancées, and the new grandchild came over for a meal and some late Christmas cheer. I joined the festivities via FaceTime. I'm so happy that even though I live so far away, I can still participate!
Roger's son and daughter-in-law are both black belts and teach in a Boston KungFu school. They've both been to China and Japan, so when I saw this pattern in the March/April 2012 issue of Just Cross Stitch I knew it would make the perfect wedding sampler.
Although it took me eight months to complete, it wasn't boring. I really enjoyed the different types of stitches in this samplers. And I am happy I was able to complete it for Christmas this year. It was worth the work.