This is a good place to begin my first blog. This is a sampler that I stitched (that is finished stitching) in 1984. It is a Merrily Beams design that I found in a magazine. It definitely wasn't my first cross stitch project but it has always been one of my favorites. Of course, the name of the pattern is "I Love Apples". I stitched it on hardanger with Anchor floss. At the time I hadn't been introduced to linen yet and as there were a few over one sections I couldn't use aida.