I pulled out HOA again this past Saturday and Sunday. I'm slowly but surely progressing toward a finish!! I did go ahead and put my initials in the "Honor" block. I'm still not sure I like them! LOL I am so tired of that black stitching, though! I might have to go ahead and start on the words in that bottom banner just for a change of color. (I think that's why I don't do more monochromatic pieces. I am easily bored of the same color stitch after stitch.)
By the way, my piece really isn't crooked, it's just an optical illusion thanks to the scanner!