I was trying to finish up last night; however, the over-one got to my eyes! This is stitched over one thread on 32-count Fratelli Graziano Italian Cream Sienna Linen -- per the kit! I plan to finish up the stitching this afternoon -- have not decided on when I plan to tackle the finishing!
As for the thread drops, I really like them! You can see the floss which was pulled off a bobbin - with lots of bends. With the thread drops, the fibers are smooth.More about thread drops in previous posts - link here. I put a penny on my stitching to answer the question about 'size'.
As for my book stack, here it is:My list of books read this year, and previous years can be found HERE.
Yesterdays read was from the public library, called Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. I'm about 1/2 way ... Book Reviews HERE and HERE. Some of my friends didn't care for it at all -- and one woman at the library said it was very interesting.