I also made a few changes with the frame I was using. The slate frame I started out with was too big and cumbersome so last Friday I went to my LNS and bought a 17"x17" Q-Snap frame. I've never used one before and I find it tolerable to work with. I plan on using it just for Aida cloth as I don't like the way it distorts the fabric close to the edges.
So here's a couple of snaps of my latest progress. I also have a snap of my Christmas cactus; it bloomed last month and decided to surprise me with a two more blooms for January.