I was able to finish all of the cross stitching during our trip to Iowa, and have made a start on the backstitching. The black backstitching requires two skeins of floss, so I'm thinking I should have done some of it along the way; too late now! But the backstitching is really going to make the motifs pop:
We had a good trip to Iowa, and my son was able to meet (and re-meet) a lot of our relatives on my side of the family. My cousin's granddaughter, Taylor, was especially taken with Tanner, following him around and declaring that she loved him:
And here's a cute pic I took of a sleeping Tanner from the back seat on our way home:
Trips to see family are fun, but pretty tiring, and it's always good to get back home!