I am starting to feel much better after a bout of the 'flu, and have spent my leisure time this week adjusting patterns for the IRCC4.
I also managed to complete a quick shirt collar piece for a friend. The base fabric is linen and the blue thread is Anchor cotton floss. The design is adapted from Modelbuch Aller Art and is worked in split stitch and double running stitch with a double thread.
I knotted the back of my threads off very securely because I think the shirt this goes on will be under a lot of wear and tear.