Band Five of Ann Scutt is stitched.
And here is her close-up.
Band Five would have made her debut earlier if I hadn't tried to stitch in less-than-optimal light last night and gone over one very thick thread in the linen instead of two threads as I should have. Reverse stitching went quite well in much better light today--but was no less painful despite that.
There are 18 numbered bands on this sampler, although Band 8 is repeated as a dividing band quite a few times. I'm still thinking I should finish Ann by the end of April.
And, I'm already starting to think of the next one. At the moment, Anne Lawle is the front runner. However, I do believe that I am going to reverse the positioning of the birds in the lacis section at the top of Anne Lawle when she's stitched. Even though it won't be the most accurate reproduction ever stitched, upside-down birds bother me.