I hope that everyone had a wonderful Spring holiday! It is so nice to see the sunshine again. I started weeding beds in my front yard a couple days after work this week. It was nice to smell the dirt again. It was beautiful earlier in the week, warm and sunny. Monterey Peninsula weather is ever changing though, and by yesterday evening, it was freezing and gray. I will have to wait a little longer to plant.
Last year, a number of cross stitch designers were incredibly generous and offered some lovely free designs as pandemic projects. I am sure everyone must have seen the Long Dog Pandemic sampler. It was over the top as one would expect. Another was a blackwork sampler by Peppermint Purple on Facebook. Here is my version of the 52 week 2020 sampler: