At any rate, now I can pick up again on Richmond, which I haven't touched for several weeks. I was stitching in hand but it's huge and I don't enjoy stitching in hand. I have not done any of the queen stitches because my tension isn't right unless my fabric is taut, so I broke down and ordered the new 30" scrolls. Here you can see how long they are!
Here's my progress on Richmond so far - I have almost all of the flowers done across the top, but I have not finished the baskets since they are done in queen stitch. Those will be next, along with filling in the queen stitch in the border (first I have to get it on the scroll bars, which I always find challenging with a piece this large).
Last, a close-up of some of the flowers. This is a beautiful piece and now I am going to be switching back and forth between working on this and Maria.