I remember why I stopped working on this sampler. I hate stitching on jobelin. But, I have persisted and stitched a bit every night so I am happy to report the lion in the upper right corner is done and the pegasus in the upper left corner has been begun.
And for once, neither Heru nor Mouse had any interest in helping me either cross stitch or knit. They were busy looking out the window and ignoring me.