Skipping Band 5 for the moment (the colors are mainly cream and olive brown - not the most appealing combination. I may change them but need to see if there will be enough of some of the other colors).
For the first time since I picked this project back up, I get to start a new band: (sorry for the glare on the floss, it's raining today and I had to use flash for the pictures.)
Rachel Jarratt, Bands 6 & 7
Both of these bands are supposed to be completely filled in. The whole background of the deer and large flowers is covered in counted stem, as is the center section of the next band. The two sections on either side of Band 7 are solid patterns. The left section is queen-stitched; the right was supposed to be cross-over-1. After seeing the miniature eyelets in Kay Lynn's Grace Catlin, though, I thought that looked like more fun. I've always liked miniatures, even if I end up working them with my nose six inches from the linen.
Teeny little Algerian Eye stitches, 30 ct linen
So I'll be here on these sections for a long while - but at least it's not all satin stitch. (I still loathe satin stitch.)
I hope everybody has a lovely weekend - and manages some stitching!