The northern lights section is done with half cross stitch, some 2 ply, some 3 and it's starting to come together. Not sure if you can tell, but there are 5 shades of blue in this section. I have some difficulty working with such a dark background but have found that a white pillowcase over my lap highlights the holes. I better get this figured out because I have some black aida cloth in my stash! But it isn't 18 count.
Now to remember how to change my progress bar!