With the exceptions of a few stitches I met my goal. The top cartouche and the aphorism is stitched.
I moved the saying up a few threads, so it is centered. Thankfully this sampler doesn't have much over one. This section went rather quickly and there isn't much in the bottom cartouche. The trees at the bottom will most likely require some will power to finish.
Now, I am back to working on the top border and the big flower on the right hand side.