Stitching is starting to pick up a little here, at last. I’ve finished the band with the 8-pointed stars. I decided not to do any background on the area around the Eyelets but did a simple background for the top and bottom of the band with Basketweave Twill. This is done on the diagonal like Baskektweave but you stitch every other row. On the top of the canvas, it looks like Skip Tent stitch which is stitched horizontally on the canvas.
I’ve started the next band, which will be the center band of the rug. I’ve started with the darkest shade of teal and the lightest shade of purple so far. I’ll be back with this rug when the center is done and I’ve started the band with 8-pointed starts again. Then it should move along quickly since all the decisions about colors and stitches have been made.