I am embarrassed to say it's been almost 5 months since I have worked on this. Guess I got burnt out a bit. But it is back. And I am very happy.
Teresa Wentzler's Tradewinds
As of 03/07/2013:
Next will come the border - using another conversion for the mermaids - they will be done over 1.
Using recommended threads - linen by DMC (it's a slight off-white, doesn't show well in the photos). This will be the first piece I will have professionally framed.
Post script: I did do some more stitching on Quaker Motifs last night - think that has given me the gusto to work on Tradewinds again. I tried knitting - I honestly did. I completed 1 measly row (240 stitches) and my hands went nope. Pick up your stitching. Glad I did too :)