I can truthfully say that I am loving this project. I have finally adjusted to stitching on the larger weave linen. And I have just worked out why my Angel's face is looking longer and thinner than the chart and project picture - my linen has an uneven weave. Horizontally there are 13 stitches to the inch, vertically there are 11. Luckily I am always extra cautious when cutting my fabric, and leave loads more than I think I need - so I will have enough fabric length.
The colours are so different from the demo pic that came with the chart. Of course, as soon as I kitted it up I knew that the demo pic colours weren't right - there were no floss shades that matched the colours on the pic. I really do prefer the actual colours I'm stitching, so that's good.
I'm going to keep stitching the Angel till she's finished. Then I will get back to Jolly Old Fellow.