As you can see my owl is going well if a bit slow. Moving him into to the sunroom has helped but even then there is a very small window of time in which he is stitchable. The wings are a nightmare even with a white cloth on my lap!
Kathy Fenchel makes two suggestions for the background including adding a moon. I will keep the moon but intended to stitch the background with a thinner thread than suggested. I'm also considering adding a strand of blending filament to the equation.
IN OTHER NEWS - I will be working at my local needlepoint store over the summer on Thursdays. It is Peacock Alley in Ada MI. If you are in the area pop in and visit. It is a store full of canvases and threads to delight the sole. For those of you who like me enjoy other handwork it is also the source of most of my embellishing threads.