Today is a huge improvement for me. Still coughing, but not 20 times an hour. Which is a good thing as yesterday afternoon I pulled a muscle while coughing. Always a pleasure. I can thank my parents for chain smoking me into poorly functioning lungs.
Quick update: I finished adding borders, names, etc. to my friendship sampler. I'll have a photo probably late tomorrow.
Got an EGA meeting tomorrow at which 3 of us intrepid people are stitching a mystery band sampler. Mine is not finished, but that's okay because we've broken it down into 3 parts. I do love band samplers. This one has a little bit of everything. Truly. Let's see if I can name them all:
cross stitch, reverse cross stitch, marking stitches, long-armed cross, darning patterns, four-sided stitch, pulled four-sided stitch, queen stitch, satin stitch, eyelets, Italian hemstitching, some hardanger, montenegrin, blackwork, bargello, herringbone, rice, smyrnas, standish stitch, and over one stitching. I think that's all of them. Oh yeah, interlacing with the cutwork. Crikey. All this on one little 3 1/2 inch band.