I appreciate it's a little hard to compare these photos as I keep taking them from different perspectives, but here's the latest update on the cross-stitch. The Nevada bluebird in the photo at left is same blue bird you can see at the top right of the right hand picture. Which means I've done three (two and a half, really) birds since the last update, which was a fortnight ago. I only have 5 more to go (and a half) - the two bottom, right hand boxes are for signature and date and although they do have little birds in them, they aren't as detailed as the other boxes. I will be very glad to get to the end of this piece. Once it's done, I shall stitch a few smaller, quicker ones, then retrieve another monster from the box and do the same thing with it - alternate it with something less fearsome. I have always loved cross-stitch, but I like it much better now that I am choosing smaller, less dense patterns, which can actually be finished!