There is nothing that is as much fun as starting a new project. The anticipation of seeing a project develop is really enjoyable. My new project is an American Needlepoint Guild Cyberclass called "Hearts and Flowers".
There's a lot of basketweave stitching that forms the backdrop for surface embellishments. And a gazillion Smyrna crosses that add additional texture.
I have been pleasantly surprised at the coverage of 3-ply of DMC floss in the basketweave, even in the darker green used in some places. Striping and laying the fibers contributed to this good coverage.
Now to see how far I can progress this week.
Edit: Anne asked about the background color. I copied the project photograph from the cyberclass's Yahoo site and the greens appear very minty. They are actually the 367, 368, 320, 319, 890 family.