What are you most proud of? The hand embroidery. As a rule, I do not sew by hand, unless absolutely forced. And I loved it! There is so much texture and depth with this piece, I really really like it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't get hung up on making your "stitch bible," the point is to make a finished piece, which only needs a dozen stitches, more or less. Pick the most likely and play with them, then GO!