Good progress this week - I finished all the Iris and stems except a few incidental stitches which I need to go back and pick up. I even did all the backstitching. I filled in more of the border (definitely a good idea to do this as I go along as it's quite time consuming), did the Chinese character, and began the dish. I'm definitely liking this one - a more traditional type of pattern than a lot of the samplers I've done recently, but not that tricky - not too many colours at once. This week, back to the Flock piece (the pink fabric) to finish that bird, and then, my first sheep!