I don't usually do motif samplers. The randomness messes with my brain, but it's fun and uncomplicated. Now don't assume that it's Christmas-y because of the colors. I happen to work a piece by color and I started with the red, then the green. I prefer to do all the counting rather than thread a bunch of different needles required to stitch by area. Yeah, I know. Most of you are shaking your heads and picking your chins up off the floor. I know I'm in the minority, but it's just the way my brain works.
I should be done in a couple of days, so it's a good thing I got in the mood to kit up the needle roll yesterday. It really wasn't a big deal, but it's like planning pork chops for supper and realizing about half an hour before supper that you want tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Tastes good at the time, but the next day you're ready for those pork chops.