Here is my progress on the 2010 ANG Stitch of the Month mystery. I hope you can see the green Vineyard Silk accents. Vineyard silk is my hands-down favorite thread right now. The main colors are Vineyard Silk Berry, Evening Sand, and Macaw. And the mottled brown 18ct canvas is a first for me. There is one substitution so far-1 strand of #4 Kreinik with 1 strand of Splendor for the Accentuate. Next month I'll try to get a better close-up.
I had big intentions to stitch up the 2009 SOTM kimono. But to be honest, I felt completely intimidated by some of the specialty stitches. This project seems much more doable for me and has already taught me a new technique for couching. :)