Stitched the last X in the sand last night (just before midnight). The buttons are not attached yet - just laid on top to show placement. I've loved this pattern since I first laid eyes on it and it was a pleasure to stitch.
I did something different with the sand section on the bottom. Inspired by one of the members of my stitch group, I stitched it diagonally instead of horizontally. I think it gives the sand a nice texture (and it made a neat pattern on the back!).
Taking a short hiatus from the 31 projects to complete homework for an upcoming finishing class. I'm taking a class on the following - Box Finishing, Tall Triangle Stand-up Finishing and Ruched Ornament Construction - and this is the first of three pieces being stitched for this class.