There's a bunch of these little critters flitting around Mary Otter's sampler. Some look possibly like butterflies, but this one looks like a dragonfly to me.
The beginning of the teeny little floral border is stitched:
It took longer to stitch than the bigger border above it.
I think that's going to be the story of this quarter of the sampler. With very few exceptions, it's stitched over one, either tent or cross over-one.
I've decided to go ahead and stitch the verse--letters, you know--not my favorite part of a sampler to stitch. Then I may get the Queen stitch borders on the sides worked in, and then go back to the floral border that twines around the saying. And then there are the parrots on each side.
Oh, didn't I mention that there are parrots?
There are big honkin' parrots in this part of the sampler. Just wait and see. . .