I let Mary rest this week and picked up this cross stitch afghan, another of my 17 in 2017 projects. I completed two more roses. I usually stitch in hand, but this loose weave fabric makes that difficult, so I am using a hoop. The little pattern that came with the fabric shows roses in 10 of the 20 squares and pink ribbons tied into bows on the other 10. I'm not crazy about pink bows, but I don't know if I want to leave those 10 squares blank. I'll think about that as I continue with the roses.