Yes. It is a birthday finish!
The entire piece.
A bit more detail. This is a project that was published in Needlearts magazine in 2005 and 2006. It was published as a mystery band sampler by Jana Kerr.
I've got two tiny areas to address, but essentially I finished it yesterday on my birthday. Ten episodes of Dexter and it's done. Which means that Dexter isn't really a great show to stitch by. I keep getting distracted.
It's about 30 inches long. We, as in me and two friends, started teaching this piece in our guild at the January meeting. I'm happy to have it finished.
Maybe you can see where I need to add two more four sided stitches in the above photo on the left hand side. I totally forgot that my basting line was one thread off. See what I mean by distracting?
I got through that entire Queen stitch strawberry without swearing once. It's pretty to look at, but I still put Queen stitch on top of my most hated stitches pile. If you feel differently, that's okay. Because I can French knot for days and weeks without complaint. It kind of all balances out.