Finally I have something to show.
The straight stitches look much redder than they actually are - they are actually more of a coral and the green thread is variegated.
This line of stitching did not turn out as planned so I"ll probably pull it out but I kept going because it took me so long to get anything done the past week.
As for the bullion knot, I'm still working on that one. I have to admit it's got me a bit flummoxed.
I've got updates on the CQJP at my blog.