It's so satisfying to look at the basketweave part of this design and see how smoothly the stitches are laid. (I'll try not to break my arm patting myself on the back.)
The alternating Scotch stitches in contrasting fibers show up nicely and also contrast well with the Elegance used for the dark green Smyrna crosses. I'm glad I enjoy doing Smyrna crosses since there are so many in this design (though you are given the option to substitute mosaic stitches--I prefer the bumpiness of the Smyrna crosses).
Now I'll put this aside and work on other things until the next lesson arrives by email.