I do like the way this band is evolving. More like tapestry than your average sampler. I have noted the resemblance to a Persian rug several times. But it is so apt a comparison that it bears repeating. I am almost done with the satin stitching in DMC 353. I should be able to add another color on Sunday. I'll be working half a day today. But once home, all I'll need to do is heat up some leftover chicken cacciatore for dinner and stitch to my heart's content.