I'm still working on the model stitch. I'm definitely in the home stretch with it. Technically, today is the deadline to be finished. But I think the designer underestimated exactly how long these borders take. I've kept in touch with her though, and she knows where I'm at and is fine with it.
I will be glad when this is done though, because I'm ready to get back to my daughter's Mira and my son's dragon. While stitching this week I started listening to Updraft on my Audible account. I've been enjoying it so far and it's nice to be able to stitch and "read" at the same time.
One other little tidbit, I forgot to share some gorgeous thread with you that my friend Laura got me in our recent exchange! She got me this gorgeous skein of Bradley's Balloons by Threadworx. I can't even begin to tell you how much I'm in love with this thread.
I keep thinking of a using this in a blackwork styled Easter Egg pattern. Wouldn't that be beautiful? I just might have to take the plunge on that soon after finishing the model stitch.