So far this piece has helped find mistakes on my patterning and figuring out the technique and tension "in the real world application" that one can not see on a paper draft.
Materials used are 32 Count linen, and various silk embroidery flosses on hand. No frames or Hoops are being used.
It has been an exceptional learning experience. So far only Pattern darning has been done. looking forward to what other surprises may be in store when double running & long-arm cross stitches are added. Back to the grind.