Once the friend had gone home I settled down to do the last bit of dark blue I could reach (only have 22 left to do) and then the red (still have 3 stitches left of this colour) then I moved on to do some medium blue. Because I wanted to move the hoop so I could reach that last little corner I decided to first do the ear which I chose to use Kreinik 025 for a lighter shiny grey than the DMC E313 I was originally planning.
One thing I am less happy about is that none of the beads I have or recently got for the cheek area are ones that Wolf is happy with leading me to start wondering if I should stitch this area after all - it would only add another 286 stitches to the total so wouldn't take long to do but I don't want the same colours as I already have in use so I need to think this one through a bit more.
Total backstitches: 42.76 inches
Stitches left: 839
See you tomorrow when I'll hopefully have made up my mind about the cheek.