In my last update, I mentioned I would be taking a break from this sampler to see what the remaining blocks would look like and to do some other Christmas stitching. I want to make some changes to blocks 8, 9, 10, and 12, but I liked block 11 as it was and went ahead and stitched it out of order. For all those who have been asking about this sampler, I really appreciate your interest and yes, I will finish it, but it will take me a few more months. I have a lot of other stitching I want to do, and I will have to fit this sampler in with my other projects.
My color choices (apart from the border, all threads are Caron Wildflowers):
border: DMC 938
musical notes: Dark Shadows
hat, pants, sleeves: Copper
coat: Storm Clouds
buttons and shoes: Dark Shadows
pipe: Dense Fog
*The yellow ribbon on the wreath is my little tribute to all the troops serving abroad and those standing watch at home who cannot spend Christmas with their families.