What are you most proud of? That I kept going. There are many aspects of this piece that are so far from perfect that I almost cringe, but as a first attempt, I'm still proud of it. I had great trouble seeing around/through my free-motion foot and that caused a lot of problems. BUT, this piece has forced me to do a LOT of free-motion sewing, and I needed to do that. Also, I wanted to see if I could do this, because I'd really like to do a portrait of my little granddaughter. So...we shall see what happens when I get the coloring done. Who knows - it can only improve from here. LOL! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Keep at it. Every stitch makes such a change. Step 2: well, I colored most of it in and guess I feel a little better about it. In the course of coloring it, I realized that part of the difficulty I had in stitching correctly is that I used such a light pencil line that I had trouble following it. So I ended up with a poor girl with really bad eyes and a cauliflower ear that I'll probably cover with her scarf tomorrow morning! Well, it's a start, anyway! I'm learning and having fun and that's what's important!