Well, I have managed to get the rest of Ann Lawle's name stitched in tonight. And I've started on the dividing band--all Montenegrin--and the alphabet--all cross stitch.
There won't be much of interest to see on this band for a few days. I will most definitely need to alternate this sampler with something else just to keep myself awake.
(Apologies if you like stitching letter after letter after letter. I don't, even though I appreciate the graphic beauty of different fonts. And that is why I will never stitch a Bristol sampler, no matter how much I admire them and would love to have one hanging in my home.)