I am continuing work on The English Band Sampler. I will admit that this band is not my favorite of the ones I have stitched so far. It is much too fussy for my taste. The various elements in the band seem to compete with one another rather than make a cohesive whole. Indeed, the only motif in this band that even comes close to charming me is the Tudor Rose. The pale mystery flower is just too pale and the star motif is way too busy. While I don't want to rush through this band, making mistakes due to haste, I do look forward to Bands 5 and 6 which are much more to my liking.
|This is what it looked like when last seen.|