This is a Mystery with a Twist so the lessons are approximately 3 months apart. Lots of time to comfortably keep up. Or not. Your call. :-)
I think she is just so darn cute that you will want to stitch her all day long.
For this lesson, we focused on the background. I like to finish my backgrounds early on so that I can easily count across unstitched areas and not have to guess my way through stitched patterns.
I created a pattern of cascading leaves to fill my background. I had a great time stitching it. Because I realize that not everyone has my same level of stitching mojo I have included two other options in the instructions. Each one has a little less compensating drama.
We also stitched the branch in this lesson and give our girl legs and toes to hold on to the branch.
This is definitely one of my most fun stitching projects ever!