Finally, I was able to do some stitching in the backyard, by the pond. It was awesome, but bloody hot! I lasted about a half hour. Suddenly I got worried that stitching in the sunlight would bleach the fabric. I couldn't get the idea out of my head so I had to stop. That, and my son woke up from his nap. Still, it was heaven and I hope to do more of it this summer though I might have to wait until later in the afternoon/early evening.
Here's a progress photo! And, it was taken outdoors! Note the natural lighting.