I've got a good start on the background and a border for Menagerie. The background is shaded blackwork, working from light in the corner to dark at the center, the thread is an overdyed silk and I'm using just 1 strand. (The squiggly lines in the upper right are my shading guidelines & will come out.) The border is a Crossed Scotch variation in Watercolours and FyreWerks. I'm lucky that the stitch just fits!