I haven't posted lately because most of what I've done for several days is laying the foundation for the cutwork. It's been fairly trauma free, except for cutting the wrong thread a couple of times. But I've done that enough over the years that the repair work doesn't even raise my blood pressure any more.
The vertical bars are all wrapped...BORING. Now I'm wrapping the horizontal bars and adding the dove's eyes. Although on 40 count, who can tell?! Once they're all in you'll be able to actually see the pattern, but now they're just little blobs. After that, I get to go back and add more needleweaving and some other filling stitch that I haven't even bothered to investigate.