This was a Facebook Group SAL called Sampler World Quaker Medallion 2014 SAL
Started in 5/1/14 and finished 10/2014. It didn’t really take me 5 months to do. I work in rotation. When I don’t have the patience and keep making mistakes, I usually take a break from a piece.
The linen I used was very stiff linen, 32 count. It “irons” out very nicely. No wrinkles or fold or frame marks.
I also used Old Willow cotton floss to test the color variations. the blue letters are sulky blendables, size 12, stormy.
It had a few specialty stitches… very few but slowed me down a bit. Lots of frogging. However, one thing I learned is that I like Queen stitches. So much so that I started another sampler in 2015 that has a lot of queen stitches. American Sampler by Sandy Orton for Treasures in Needlework magazine.