Yay! I finally started!
I decided on 25-count stitching 2 over 1. This is not cross stitching. This is like sewing a thick tapestry. Wow. I didn't realize how thick the piece would get. I thought about stitching 1 over 1, but I didn't like the coverage as much.
Here's the first stitch going in... the first 10x10 square completed... and the 832 that followed! Almost 1,000 stitches down! This may take a lot longer than I expected, but I'm loving it!
Woohoo! I hope you're all enjoying your pieces as well!!