09 January 2016

Sunday Mystery Sampler Update: Eleventh Day

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
words: Blackwatch
crown: Spice
snowflakes: Dawn
musical notes: Dark Shadows
house: Cinnabar
roof: Graphite
wreath: Moss
bow: Spice*
plaque: Blackwatch

hat, pants, sleeves: Copper
coat: Storm Clouds
stockings: Chili
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.


  1. Another super block, Honeybee! I look forward to seeing what you do with blocks 8, 9, 10, and 12. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. The whole piece is just super. You rock!!

  3. Oooh I do like this sampler, hopefully it will be done by next Christmas. Looking forward to seeing your changes on the other blocks.

  4. Your sampler is an inspiration!!! I was not even interested in stitching these until I saw yours! The colors make all the difference. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Looks great! I'm sure the changes will be worth the wait, you do have a couple of months before that season arrives:).
    I just love to see those neat threads at the heading of your blog.

  6. Your sampler looks beautiful so far. I am sure your changes to the other blocks will be well worth the wait. Plus it lets me start it myself and try to catch up.