I have finally finished the embroidery for my husband's pouch. I actually tracked my time on this project and it took 29 hours to complete the embroidery. Now to make a pouch and cording to put the embroidery on! I still can't stand stem stitch but after this much practice, I find split stitch rather enjoyable. Of course this project used silk floss so that may be part of why I found it so enjoyable.