I work on my HAED on Friday nights. I worked about 4 hours on it last night and completed around 300 stitches. I have to tell you...I am really tired of this tree! It is nothing but confetti stitches so it is taking a while to stitch it up. I love the colors though. The last time I posted everyone had comments on my threads hanging down. It really isn't scary, you just need to practice it. it really makes stitching a Haed project very easy. Once you learn to do it, you won't stop...it kinda carries over to all projects. I can post the steps to carrying threads....they are very easy to follow.