This looks wonderful. I used to do quite a bit of needlework, and then for some reason got away from it. As the weather turns colder here, I find myself thinking about picking it up again. It's an excellent winter "sport!"
i have already taken a peek at this book (got it from the library), you are very brave to take on one of these projects
Your little white X's are absolutely wonderful.
Your words touch my heart. Tread softly.