I had some difficulty with that aspect, as you can probably tell by where I left off in 2011 (I think)
Now that I've worked on a few HaEDs, although I haven't finished any of them, I have a better understanding of confetti and am looking forward to getting back to this one.
I'm going to work page by page and hope to get at least page 1 done this year. There are only 6 total, so hopefully this will be off the WIP list in a couple years.
I'm stitching it on 22 count hardanger and it's charted with DMC threads. Hopefully a few more sessions will show the design better.