(Note that I didn't mention that there is another quite large flower that has to be stitched, as well as smaller flowers before I can commit to a happy dance for the band.)
I also have this week's band for Ann Scutt stitched. This is the first time the green has been used in the sampler although there will be quite a lot more of it before it's done.
Part of it was stitched twice, but the less said about that, the better. Let us just say that attempting to stitch pale gold on pale gold-ish linen (although it looks much lighter in this picture, it's actually very creamy), in less than good light, late on a Friday evening after a long and somewhat stressful week, is not a good call. And even though it was unstitched on a quiet Saturday with quite good light, unstitching is never fun. I'm trying to decide if I want to substitute a darker gold since the one used in the sampler is all but the same shade as the linen. When there's a mass of it used, as it is in the tent stitch sections in Band Three, it shows up. In the double running patterns, it completely recedes.
I think it's going to depend on how energetic I feel about diving into the stash to see what I have that would work. At the moment, I don't feel that energetic. Actually, I think I'll take a Saturday afternoon nap instead.