I stumbled across Sandy Orton's "American Sampler" about two years ago when I was searching for patterns. I fell in love with it, and luckily for me, it was reprinted in an issue of Cross-Stitch and Needlework Magazine.
This is my current progress on the project. I've been working on it for about a year and a half and picked it up again after a year hiatus. I've prioritized projects that were slated to be gifts, and this project is just for me.
I've committed myself to finishing it by the end of the year.
A close-up of a wee man.