The penultimate Happy Dance for 2012 is the Star SAL from Periphaeria. I became aware of this one about halfway through on Mouse's blog and just had to join in. I also filched the colour scheme from Mouse, she used purples on another sampler and they looked so good I had to steal!
The fabric is Purpleberry Spludge from Sparklies, gorgeous name for a gorgeous fabric. It's a 28count evenweave which I stitched over 1. I've used Purple 333 and Yellow 973 throughout but the purple looks lighter when there's only one row of stitches, on the alphabet and the bottom symbol.