Many people find this background stitching boring, but I'm not minding it. I feel very tired most of the time and I don't have to think or check the chart for this. I can stitch in the evening and listen to an audio book. Hopefully I'll be feeling more lively when it comes time to do the beads.
The kogin project is coming along slowly. I usually get one length of thread in each day. This is also a relaxing stitching piece. I don't have to look at a chart since it is a repeating pattern. I look at the last section to repeat the current section.