One more week of working on Lupe before retiring her for a while to start on a new model. My goal is to finish the background, the rest of her collar trim, and her serape, leaving just the flowers to tackle at a later date.
The Plaited Upright Cross Stitch that Tony suggested for the serape really works well since it can fill any width of a diagonal stripe as long as it in over an uneven number of threads. It was a little confusing to compensate on the stripes that start along the bottom, but once I figured it out (ONLY took 2 hours!) it was smooth sailing.