I worked the North and South patterns today. I started by using the Tiara to do an oversize Smyrna Cross type stitch in the center. Next two over sized cross stitches overlaid with a diamond stitch on top of each of those, and then I repeated this all the way around the Smyrna. In between those, I added r strand long stitches in the blue floss, going into the center of the +. Last I used DMC rayon floss to overlay those with more long stitches.
For the background, I used two strands of floss and worked a blackwork type pattern to fill in each area.
This piece will be finished the next time it is in the rotation!