This came in the mail today. It is as beautiful in person as the picture. The design area is indeed only 9x11. I saw that, read that, but was still pleasantly surprised by the size. I may actually finish it in less than 2 years.
I shouldn't have, but I did. I put it on stretcher bars and did the tree. Should have worked on the Christmas ornaments, but didn't. My bad.
Added these late at night for bootsandbeads.blospot.com and anyone else who needs to see them.