I have been working steadily on the cross stitching involved in this band. It is very deceptive. When you look at the model photo, what catches the eye is all the satin stitching. But there is an enormous amount of cross stitching that needs to be done first to frame the satin stitched areas. This phase of the band is both enjoyable and interminable. An odd combination. I usually have severe episodes of stitcher's Attention Deficit Disorder whenever any aspect of a project drags on for more than a week. I started Band 6 on January 1st and here I am still cross stitching the outlines two weeks later. And I am pleased with it. I know I am still at the stage where I am using only three colors and some of my readers may not find the progress all that exciting or worthy of another photo. I promise I'll be adding more color soon, just have a little patience. As I said in a previous post, I believe this band will be even more stunning than Band 5. The whole band reminds me of a rich Persian carpet.