I picked up Little House Needlework's 'Be Merry-Belle Pepper' on the spur of the moment while between 'A Year In Chalk' pieces.
I worked on it a little here and there then decided to finish it this past weekend.
This is where I started the weekend....
...and this is where I ended.
I replaced the name at the bottom of the sampler with the word 'Christmas' as charted in the pattern as an alternative. The name 'Belle Pepper' just seemed weird.
I did leave the year of 1823 since I have no artistic skill or vision and couldn't decide on an alternative.
In the end I like how all the colors came together and look forward to getting it framed.