The name of the piece is House in the Woods, designed by Giulia Manfredini of Giulia Punti Antichi, and it was offered as a mystery sampler in The Gift of Stitching, an online magazine. The sampler came in six installments beginning in July of 2009, with the last part coming out in January of this year.
It's 161 x 391 stitches which comes out to 10" x 24 1/2" stitched on 32 count linen with Caron Waterlilies, Kreinik Silk Mori, andThe Thread Gatherer Silk and Colors. It is mostly cross stitch, but includes a few specialty stitches. This was the first time I stitched a piece entirely in silks, and the first time I ventured down to 32 count, but last year I purchased a Day Light clip on magnifier, and what a difference that made! I'm even thinking about trying a 'one over one' in the near future.
I started it in August, and put the last stitch in today. DD has already claimed it...she saw it in the works and declared that she "loved it!...it's one of the nicest you've done!" Well, she'll have to wait until after the Vanderburgh County (IN) Fair in July, but then I will present it to her.
I should have something else to show you in about a week. Till then, behave yourselves!