I have the edges overcast and the floss divided & labeled. I read over the instructions and now am suddenly very nervous about that first stitch!
It seems that most instructions say to find & mark the middle, perhaps put in some grid lines.
I've only done small mini projects or samplers which are usually in a straight line. This one has lots of mass! I know I do most best work left to right. I'm pretty sure that's the way I will tackle this gem, so that I'm in my comfort zone and not fighting my natural tendencies.
The not so good news, is I'm losing the natural light, so will have to pick this up again tomorrow. Stayed tuned for progress reports as I venture outside my box!