I also started a cross stitch sampler from a pamphlet I picked up at a library sale last winter.
I made a trip to House of Stitches in LaPorte, IN. I'm always thankful to see the shop is still there - they were very busy when I arrived! I purchased 30 count hand dyed linen in the cocoa colorway for two projects and two skeins of Weeks Dye Works cotton floss - Indian Summer and Charcoal.
Stitching on this fine fabric wouldn't be possible without clip-on magnifiers - lifesaver!
My current project is 'billed' as the first printed alphabet chart attributed to Schonsperger (no first name and father and son were both printers) in the 16th century.
I feel like a kid on summer vacation! School is back in session soon.