It looks like a lot of stitching (well it is, actually) but it is only the first of 12 installments of a piece called "Antique Sampler" designed as a SAL by Ellen Maurer-Stroh. (http://maurer-stroh.com). I only hope I can keep up with the installments and have it finished before the end of the year.
I'm it using for Becky-Bee's BAP contest (http://beckysc.blogspot.com ) The piece has to have not been started before 1/1/12, and must be completed by 12/31/12. It also has to meet certain size and other requirements. There are 36 colors in the piece and it seems there are no more than 4-5 stitches of any one color in a row. And they are all very close in color as well. I was first attracted to it because it is a Sampler, with NO ALPHABET! DH is getting really annoying about alphabets, and this one is to sort of humor him ;>
OOH--OOH Today is my baby's 42 birthday -- "Happy Birthday, Son". I'll leave you on that cheery note.