I re-started "Thirsty Hart" by Heartstring Samplery on a 40 count by Lakeside Linens in the color vintage homespun. I like it so much better than my first attempt on 32 count. I'm using one thread instead of two and I think the subtle variation in the dyes of the threads are easier to see. As for stitching on 40 count -- well, that's not so easy to see but it's doable.
There has been an illness in my family and life has been topsy-turvy but I did make time to stitch a little this week end. I love the idea of having this designated stitch-a-long. It's a fixed appointment in an ever changing world.