Ok, so it's actually a Cardinal, not a duck...but STILL! I decided to start on the new cardinal cross-stitch piece last night, since I finished the other and I was itching to begin this one. Oh, my. Not only are there 16million different thread colors, but there are a ton of thread variations....use one thread here, use 4 there, use 3 there. And, when you do this one here, use one of this color, and one of that color, and....oh em gee. I made it through about 100 stitches last night. I haven't had a chance to work on it tonight, but as soon as I finish this post, I will start again.
This is what it will look like when it is done:
This is how far I got: