This took me quite a while, but here it is:
This sampler is a little deceptive when you look at it. It is actually wider than it is long. I had to be careful with the linen when I started it.
Most of the border is done in cross stitch using two strands of DMC, except for the little tendrils that are done in a straight stitch using only one strand.
Next, I will do the inner border which is a gold line done in a straight stitch.
Will be back soon with an update.