When working a sampler I like to break them up in my mind and have goals to work towards.
I have now hit another goal - the centre panel of band 7. This was a fun one. I adore the two little dogs. I gave them collars and french knots for eyes. The background in stem stitch went very quickly, it is soothing to let your mind drift as you ply your needle back and forth.
I do not think that there will be any therapitic value in the next section - solid Queen stitches !!! I have decided to replace them with Algerian eyelets which I am particularly fond of.