Now on to reporting some progress. Below is Long Dog's "Froth and Bubble". Four of the floral bands are complete as are three of the lines of the verse.
Here is a close up of the third line of the verse and the fourth band. All that is left (she said laughing) is the fourth line, which reads, "Courage in your own." and my initials and date (guess it will be 2011...no way to finish before 12/31.) Also have to finish the last band which is mostly acorns and oak leaves, and then the triple row of blue for the bottom of the frame.
Also in the works is this Talit Bag for my grandson. He will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah in August so I should have plenty of time to get this stitched and finished as a bag.
The canvas is #13, and I am using Trio and Vineyard silk in addition to a metalic for the star.
Don't know if it is clear enough, but each color is stitched in a different small needlepoint stitch -- Mosaic, Diagonal Mosaic, Basketweave and Brick. I need to choose a fifth stitch for the dark navy (it looks black in the photo, but I will be using a dark navy).
Be safe during the Holiday Season. I will "see" you in the new year!