Here's the progress I've made on the I love Vero canvas. I like to stitch the background and then go back and add design elements. However, I couldn't resist starting that big heart. I'm using silk lame braid in a combination of alternating rows of basketweave over 3 and slanted gobelin over 2, all slanting in the same direction.
And in a "ain't life grand" moment, I broke down 2 weeks ago and subscribed to the Tennis Channel so I could watch the French Open. Of course, television coverage this past week was at 5am on, you guessed it, ESPN2. The Tennis Channel coverage started each day at 10am when I was safely at work. I did set the alarm and watched every morning. It's marvelous to watch all those muscles ripple in HD!