You can start to see the peacock feather-like motif that goes in each diagonal corner. Most of the empty squares will be filled with an Algerian eyelet stitch when all the cross stitching is done. I am not looking forward to that. The stitching is already pretty dense around them. There is some Evergreen Petite Treasure Braid stitched along the diagonal, but there is still Turquoise, Silver, and Gold to be stitched.
The best part is that the dark black stitching is almost the border of part one. There is just one row of gold metallic beyond that. I hope to finish all the diagonal bits in the next week. But that depends on what else I am working on. This week is the Christmas Ornament SAL, but I don't have an ornament picked out. I may just skip it for this month. I really want to keep working on this.
Then there are all the non-stitching projects I have laid out. I still haven't been able to guilt myself enough to work on the programming database. Every day I say I will work on it, but somehow I get distracted by anything else. This morning it was the Kentucky - Arkansas basketball game in HD. I haven't watched a single game so far this season and this one was nationally televised. The schedule was set before Kentucky tanked the first part of this year. There is still no guarantee that they will be invited to the Dance. They need to do well in the SEC tournament. Next I need a shower and to go out and get some groceries. I have a craving for homemade fried rice, but I need some ingredients. I hope you all are having a productive weekend.