Here is a picture of the piece through parts 1 and 2. Don't you just love the little blackwork bunnies? (OK, the mice and birds are super cute too, but it was the bunnies that really caught my eye.)
Tanja suggests that the piece be worked with a combination of straight and backstitch, but since I like doing reversible double running, I did try to get a reversible border and bunnies. Here's a photo of the backside showing that the border can indeed be made reversible. . . and the bunnies almost so. For the rest of the piece, I figured I'd just do it the easy way and use the straight stitch / back stitch combo. Not all blackwork patterns can be stitched to create an identical image on the back. . . and some of these patterns probably fall into that category.
The final part of the project is due April 1 and includes how to finish the item. There are tantalizing notes about those medallion shapes being cut out in the Part 2 instructions, so I'm totally in the dark as to what this piece eventually will become.