Looks to me like you have your mojo back. These are darling.
Most of my stitching has been on a Baptism Gown for Baby Charles and other heirloom clothing for him, which I truly love. I miss my needlepoint and am trying to get back in the groove as well. I am thrilled to see your post, it looks like your mojo is alive and kicking!
love your work and have i have just started needlepointing. i noticed that on your work that i have seen way back on your blog, it looks you don't do the compinsation stitch at the same time you do the rest of the stitch. is there a reason for that? maybe thats where i get myself into trouble