As per usual I grossly under estimated the amount of work in the borders. I thought I would be finished by now but I have only finished the inner border.
This inner border is worked in single faggot stitch. Now, this is normally a drawn thread stitch but if you work the stitch with out pulling it, it makes a great decorative border. I went to get my text on drawn thread and all I found was a space on the book shelf. I hope I haven't lent that book to someone. So it is just a hand drawn illustration of the stitch. This was worked over 4 threads.
With any luck I might finish this next week.