I am still using the paper shapes from Paperpieces and the Sewline glue pen. Making the jewel stars is relatively quick (I mean, this is hand sewing after all). I can make one, start to finish, including the fussy cutting, while waiting through one gymnastics class (about 45 minutes). It's nice to have a portable sewing project, especially with so many sports practices these days.
Hopefully it won't be another three years before I have more to show you on this project.