I have been wanting to show my "And they Sinned..." sampler for quite awhile now. Isnt' she beautiful?? I stitched her on 35 count Highland Mist with the called for Gentle Arts Sampler Threads. This sampler took me 4 years to complete. I started stitching in January 2005 and then put it aside when I went to the GLR seminar where I took the Immigrant Sampler. Shortly after the seminar I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and poured my heart and soul into becoming a rising star. That was great but this poor sampler was horribly neglected in my WIP pile of 1 (I tend to stitch on one thing at a time so this is all I had going). I picked it up again and stitched on and off on it.
In 2008 I moved to Colorado and this (and the frame I had purchased) came with me. By Christmas 2007 I had everything but the green area at the bottom completed so I stitched the outline of the grass so I could at least order my frame. In early 2009 I spent a few months in upstate NY for work and was determined to finish this project so I brought it along and got it done.
While at the GLR seminar in 2005 there was a fair amount of chatter about this piece and several people had talked about how they were personalizing it. I decided to stitch my three cats into it. I love this band anyway with the Lion so I removed a sheep or two and added my kitties. I just love how it turned out! You can also see a good close up of the frame in the below photo, this frame was also ordered from Lynn's of Madison.