This is the best example of "Ignore the painted canvas" that I have seen in an Amy's stitch guide. The stitch has absolutely nothing to do with the way the canvas is painted. But Amy has created a great little three step stitch where anyone else would go with a mosaic or scotch stitch. It is a fun stitch to do and works up fast.
Here is the green border below the rat. He finally has a body. He is waiting for some feet and a tail.
I hope you all have a safe and happy Labor Day. I plan to stitch all day!