Pardon the cell phone quality, but here is the current project.
I'd been having troubles with earlier projects. They were pretty enough, but they didn't feel like my work. They were unfocussed. So, I went back to basics. I limited this to 2 stitches: split stitch, and satin stitch (and its variations). I also limited the pallette to 2 colors, 1 accent, 1 neutral, and 1 metal (blue & green, orange, white, and gold).
Using limits does help my creativity, and I'm very happy with how this is coming along.