My cute little Winter Wonderland Sampler is completed! I love this pattern and had a lot of fun making this. The biggest mistake I made was to not pay closer attention to the recommended fabric for this project. I think I just saw the words "18 count" and "linen" and grabbed the first thing I saw at Michael's. I really should've paid more attention to the fact that white would not show up terribly well on this fabric- which resulted in my changing some colors and needing to do some outline stitches. But it's okay- I love how it came out and plan to do this again as an advent calendar like this one.
I think my favorite motif is the little abominable snowman. I can't help but think of Monsters Inc. - a movie played so often in our house that the DVD is starting to skip/freeze. Snowcone anyone?
I also love the little apple cider (#15). It's funny - I came across a blog post of a girl who likes these Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery cross-stitch patterns - but she refuses to put faces on things that don't have faces in real life. I think that's the charm and the best part about them!
I am planning to make this sampler into a pillow - I am just waiting for a yard of Christmas fabric I ordered to arrive in the mail. I don't even want to think about winter and Christmas right now - but at least I will have a decoration/gift ready in time!