I was going to do the top half of the framework and fill in some of the fun stuff before moving to the bottom half.
As I was merrily stitching along, I suddenly realized that I had most of the stitch pattern in my head--it's very repetitious--so it seemed wise to take advantage of that fact and keep going.
So I did.
It took hours and hours and hours. So I am very, very, very happy to be done . . .except the whole framework is solidly stitched.
Sigh . . . this is NOT going to be a fast band to stitch. At all.