Last night I put this piece away until after vacation. Hopefully it won't take me 3 years to pick it up again, like it did after the last time I put it away. I don't think so, though, it is really flowing now.
This is the outermost border on the NW side. Here too, there are 2 different variegated threads for the leaves, another for the stem, and the grapes themselves are queen stitch.
Here's a picture of the whole thing as of last Monday. I got a good start on the NE corner; I could have gotten more done, but I've misplaced my NPI #675, a dark gray. As soon as I buy another skein, this one will show up; I know that, because I had misplaced the white, and it showed up as well. (That is, unless my dog ate it, which is possible. :-(
If you click on the picture and go look at it in Flickr, you will see notes that locate the details I've talked about.
I won't be posting regularly again until May; I'm going on vacation to Arizona. I'm so excited, I feel like a kid! I hope to post once or twice while I'm gone, but it will be hit or miss. See you then!