I managed to finish the leaves on the first tree this past weekend and start on the hill for the castle:
There is still a long way to go:
When I scanned the piece this morning, I didn't notice that it was right side up. Here's a look at the back for anyone interested:
Next weekend is looking very busy, so I may not get much time to stitch. My hope, however, is that much of the castle will go fairly quickly because of the straight lines of color. (Well, maybe not the brickwork of the foundation which looks just like that of the fishpond.)
It is a joy to check the blogs every day and to see the progress everyone is making. Thank you again Nicola (and Jo!) for sharing this birthday gift with all of us.