Hooray! I've finished the verse! There are still 3 pattern bands beneath this but I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I'm approximately two thirds done.
Judging from the cover photo I wasn't 100% convinced the blackwork band worked, but now I've stitched it I'm sold.
Here's a closeup so you can see...
Compared to the band before it this one seemed to stitch up really quickly!
And now...stashy yumminess! Lookee what showed up yesterday -
I got Ink Circles 'Hanky Pysanky' and 'Quackworth', Examplar Dames 'Forgiveness' and I also managed to pick up the magazine with the Happy Home Sampler in it from my local Borders. It always seems a bit 'hit and miss' with this magazine in there, but it might be that they get limited copies so you have to get in quickly or you miss out. I was obviously lucky! Yay me!! LOL