Tonight, while watching the closing ceremonies for the Olympics, I put the border in. My mission was two-fold - I had about eight extra inches of linen on the right side that I wanted to cut off. I stitch in hand and wanted to eliminate the extra bulk/weight. I wasn't brave enough to cut until I had that border stitched! Second, it just always feels good to know that your border matches. Mission accomplished!
Looking forward to continuing to stitch this sampler!
Here's a snap of a plant in my flower garden that is flourishing. It is called Hen and Chicks.