First, I finished DMC's Heart Band Sampler. I'll be using the hexagonal button since, as Stitch Bitch pointed out, it mirrors the shape of the medallion. How did I not see that myself? I have enjoyed the challenge of re-charting this piece to better suit my taste. I like monochromatic designs and this one gave me the chance to use a pair of skeins of Needle Necessities floss that I bought simply because I liked the colors. But, sadly. the floss was separated from its label long ago so I can't give any further information. Anyway. NN went out of business many years ago and I can not recall the name of the company that took over their color line.
Next. I returned to the cemetery band of Witch's Hollow for awhile. Once I got past the gravestones which were all maddening tone on tone stitching [especially on 36 ct.], I made good progress. I am nearly halfway through the band. This particular band has lots of witches: some afoot, some in flight, some driving wagons. After I am done with the sampler, I may pull some of the motifs and stitch them as ornaments.