Even after stitching the little JBW rabbit, I wasn't ready to return to Tree of Life. So I resurrected Souvenir Sampler. Poor thing has been sitting idle for about a year. I didn't have much time to work on it, so I don't have loads of progress to report.
The nice thing about this sampler (and I guess about most samplers) is that you can stitch a motif and feel like you've accomplished something. Here are the areas I've been playing with:
And in this next picture I really didn't stitch anything new, but I found a neat golf bag charm to put near the letter "D"...for Dave.
I'm on the hunt for a couple of charms - a large-ish horse charm for Colleen and a small-ish running shoe for John. Any suggestions would be appreciated!