I have been restless for several days. So restless, in fact, that (gasp) I betrayed Mary Atwood Sunday evening and put a few stitches in another sampler.
The other sampler was alluring for several reasons, and I almost became completely faithless, thinking I would just put Mary A aside for a bit.
Then I was putting the charts and threads back into their box when my eye caught the framework for the next band. And suddenly, I saw the most logical, easiest, and best pathway to work the diagonal reversible cross. Fearing that this brilliant discovery would vanish from my feeble brain if I didn't do a stitch or two, I took Mary A out of her pillowcase, threaded up a needle, and got the framework started.
And now that I've started, I may as well finish this band. And that leaves only two major bands and I'll have another finish. I believe I'm going back to Mary A.