With the motif in the northeast corner of the first part done, I can say that I have about 30% of the first part done. Yes, there is still some black to complete along the top (and a row of gold around the entire design), but I can leave those for later and still move on to the next motif in the southeast corner. Actually these are tricky motifs. The motifs on the north, south, east, and west are bargello lines (mostly beads which I have to skip) and should stitch up pretty quickly.
I could say that there is 31% or 32% done as I have started on the southeast motif when I ran out of stitching areas with the colors in the northeast corner motif. I even have one line of Silk 'N Colors Pond Scum (beautiful silk, crazy name) started in the southwest corner.
The Christmas SAL has chosen the suggested motifs for March (Sheep, Snowmen, Trains). I guess I will have to find an ornament or two for March. Actually one of the suggested designs is Ewephoria by Mosey 'n Me. The interesting part about this pattern is that although the stitching is defined, the fabric and threads are not. I am already thinking about using Designer's Dream for the sheep's body. Should I do one in pink? or maybe green for St. Patrick's Day? The rest will probably be Weeks Dye Works variegated colors. I'll decide the colors after I pick the fabric. Mmmmm, 7.64 inches wide at 28 count. Not a small ornament. I also need to check my JCS Christmas ornaments magazines to see what I can find in sheep. If I can find a sheep ornament in JCS, then I will be stitching towards my 2008 Goals of stitching at least two JCS ornaments this year. I have ALL of the Christmas ornament magazines, but have only stitched one ornament from them.