i came down with a head cold sometime over the weekend, so the sprint for the background ended prematurely when i decided to take nyquil and pass out at 8:30 pm. not the idealistic birthday, but those undisturbed 9.5 hours of sleep made it worth it.
this is as far as i got, but it's slowly starting to take shape!
very simple stitch, but it makes the coolest effect when complete, almost like shaded squares.
thank you for all the sweet birthday messages yesterday! it warmed my heart ever so...