We finally had a sunny day so that I could take some progress pictures of Maria Antoni and the Richmond sampler. I haven't made as much progress as I would like but I did finally finish the lower right section on Maria today. Here's a picture of the entire piece (as you can see, I'm skipping around because I want to leave the majority of the satin stitch for last).
Here is a closeup of the lower right portion, finally complete.
The long-armed cross/reversible cross seems to be taking forever - I've ripped out more on this piece than on anything in a long time! It does look nice when it's done, however, especially on the back where it's all vertical lines.
I haven't done much on Richmond, but I am about halfway done with the top border. I worked on it last night while I watched It's Complicated - what a great movie! I still have one more flower to go, two baskets and the rest of the queen stitches in the border to go.
Here is a closer shot of the portion that's complete, and then a close-up of the basket.
I love how this piece is turning out - of course the next part is the dreaded over-one verse. I can't wait until I get through that and can start the house and all the fun stuff below!