This shows the progress I have made on the hearts project. This is now my shop stitching, but I haven't had much time to devote to it because of "the season". However, if you look closely you can see another cause of my lack of progress. I had started the slanted gobelin in white outside the row of hearts, but I stalled because I thought something was lacking. I started stitching the black behind the hearts, thinking that would help. It did, but only in that it caused me to rip the white out. I am in the process of replacing it with the slanted gobelin in the black silk lame braid. I like it better.
I also plan to add another outer border or two, but that will be for another week (or month).