We have just about 10 hours of embroidery time into this so far, Not much done considering how much to do but enough to let me know that I like him. Bright and bold, my exotic parrot is definately not going to be able to camoflouge himself in the trees. Undecided about my background. I know I will bead the tree limb and branches but thinking I want to paint the blank area. I don't seem to like a fully beaded picture as much as one with parts of it painted,but I have some time to make a decision on that. I won't get too much more done until the end of the week, I am just to tired after work to accomplish must and need to take turns with some other work.