Ah, delight! After today's stitching, I have finished 9" out of 16". So finally this afternoon I was able to move the canvas. Here's what I have accomplished (including doing the French knots on an R and finishing the French knots on a red stripe).
I wanted to show you what I do when I am stitching a canvas linearly. Rather than moving forward and stitching the short bits in my needle, dumping them into my bag of fibers, or wrapping them around the original cards, I stitch them through the blank canvas on the sides of the canvas. This is the end of the canvas to the left of the frame. Today when I moved the frame, I also moved these fibers to the blank canvas to the right of the frame. I do this because I don't like coming up in a hole with yarn--go down in the hole makes a prettier stitch. So I don't stitch something until I come to it.