I finally made it! After a couple of weeks of doing lots, but nothing to show for it...............well this week, I have my Evening Grosbeak. He is all stitched and there is more to do in the trees and background, but I think he came out pretty good.
(and I fixed the right hand corner.....drooping too much)
I also have a new smaller piece, Snow Drop. I saw one a week ago and thought it so sweet, so I got my books out and here it is:)
They are coming along as well as two others............heading towards the fabric stitchery jury, so trying to finish up and put it all together.