I have finally finished Frederick the Literate. As you can see I am so tired of looking at this one that I did not wash or iron it for the photo. It's going in the drawer for a while before I frame it. In the fall/winter of 2010/2011 I had stitched the bottom shelf up through the owl. In the summer of 2011 someone started a stitch along for Maggie the Messmaker on 123 Stitch and I joined in with Frederick and finished the bottom shelf. I set it aside to stitch for Halloween in late August of that year. This year I picked it back up during the last week of May and vowed to finish it by Labor Day. I finished on July 29th a month earlier than I expected. It was supposed to be stitched on black which looks great but I despise stitching on black. I used a beige color instead. Frederick looks like my dear Gus who I miss terribly.