I had no idea how frustrating and exacting backstitching could be. I'm plugging away at it, but it's slow and I'm not enjoying it. I will admit the angel looks way better now that I've gotten more than half of the backstitching done.
Once I finish the backstitching, I still have french knots, sequins, beads, and cording to do. I might take a break for a bit on this one, just so I don't get so discouraged.