I took some time trying out different things to see what I liked and spent some time tweaking it. Then I let him sit and gave myself time to forget so I could look at him with fresh eyes - it slows down the process of design but I find that sometimes if I give myself this gap I can more easily see if something I've designed works or not.
Total backstitches: 63.62 inches
Stitches left: 4115
The daily posts are back, so I'll see you tomorrow, hopefully I shall meet the new deadline for this project: 30th June.