I finished my bellpull on the last day of 2008. I stitched the four seasonal patterns from Prairie Schooler #123 "Country Seasons" on a 16 count aida band. The banding had a very open weave - someone told me it was tapestry banding - so I had to fill in all the unstitched spaces with ecru DMC to make it look right.
This was one of the few pieces I've had to stretch and block as it hung wonky even after I washed and ironed it. But I finally got it all finished and here are pictures of the whole thing and of each panel individually.
A note from my stitching chair: I am now stitching on the 50th anniversary piece for my parents. I didn't stitch a lick on Sunday as I OD'd on football. I wish I had a mute button for Phil Sims as I had to put up with him commentating on the Steelers/Ravens game. He seems to blurt whatever comes to his mind regardless of the facts. At least I got my wish for a Cardinals and Steelers Superbowl!