Lovely, isn't it? I really like how the silhouttes of the trees are turning out. Michelle is quite a genius when it comes to charting -- it would have been so easy for the bunches of pine needles to look like blobs. I spent a lot of time gaping in wonder at the detail on this.
I put in some stitches on Motherhood earlier and have decided to trash it. I really dislike stitching with two threads! I also was not enjoying the lavendar fabric which is so close to many of the thread colors. I had about 4,000 stitches done on this previously, but decided to restart because I had used a full cross of the Kreinik braid and it bunched up and made the poor woman look like she had shiny scars on her body. I also wanted to try the 20 count fabric on something small. Anyway, I may go back to my first attempt -- once it's framed the ridges of Kreinik may not be so noticable.
I was going to pick up the first Motherhood WIP and work on that in the finishing slot, but had a brainstorm when reading the HAED message board. I've got quite a bit of work done on Babysitting and would really like to see it finished. But at the rate I'm going (and trying to fit everything in) that would be years. So I've decided to change the rules for the finishing slot and instead of working on the piece with the fewest number of stitches to go I'm going to work on a piece I'd like to get finished sooner rather than later. Which for now will be Babysitting.