What amazing stuff! I think I missed a few pages in the Gallery and I'll have to go back and look. So there may be even more to enjoy
I'm also a convert to water-soluable stabilizer, and I had the same problem as you did,fatewineroses - I marked it in white for white embroidery. Mistake - I couldn't tell where I'd stitched or not! Much better to have used a light colour like pink or yellow.
Your portrait of Sophie is absolutely lovely. And such beautiful stitching! I find I'm using single strands of floss more often too. I like the amount of control it gives me. Of course it means a lot more stitches if you want to cover large areas, but the overall effect can be worth it.
I'll try to get everyone's status updated tonight. Thanks to all who've sent or let me know if they're going to be late. Keep me informed!