Progress on this piece is so slow because of the heavy confetti stitching (areas with a lot of color changes). I stitch for hours and, if I'm lucky, end up with an area approximately the size of a postage stamp to show for my efforts. I had a spot of 13 stitches grouped together with 11 color changes! A lot of stitchers "park" their thread, but that doesn't work for me. I'm too easily confused, lol. So, it's one needle and one color at a time for me.
On HAED type patterns, I generally work the 10 X 10 blocks across the page from left to right, top to bottom. This week I did finish a row of blocks, about 750 stitches. Yesterday I was getting the urge to put it away again, but I would really like to finish this page; it's been languishing unfinished since April. Here's the latest picture:
This puts me just past halfway with this page. With any luck, I just may finish it before caving and moving back to something less frustrating! Stay tuned!