I also started this piece at the retreat. I threw this in my bag at the last minute just in case I needed something with a large count when my eyes got tired. I started it on Sunday morning before we left and eventually, it will become this.
At home, I continued working on Not For Us Alone for a few nights, but it's been put aside while I work on Sergei. The plan is for that poor lady on the left to have a head and for the column on the left to be completed by the end of June. I couldn't get a good picture of the detail in the arch of the column on the right. That's filled in with pin stitch and it takes quite a bit of time to do. The effect is great so it's worth the process.
I joined a local gym at the beginning of April and not only is the time spent there cutting into my stitching time, but I'm finding that as soon as I sit down on the couch and pick up a needle, I start to yawn and fall asleep. Definitely not helping my progress on any of these pieces, but my clothes are not as tight! I'll be done with work in three weeks and will be able to shift my gym time to the morning and my stitching time to the afternoon, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a few finishes this summer.