My friend, Chelsea, is moving right along on Quaker Rocky Road! She tells me the chocolate chunks are making her drool, but that stitching this design has been a lot of fun! Her work is delicious. :-)
She is stitching on 40 count linen, over two with a single strand of floss. The coverage is perfect and really shows off the Assisi designs on the chocolate ice cream chunks. The story about why it is called Quaker has to do with the Quaker dairy farmer who first opened a chain of ice cream parlors in the US. There is more info elsewhere on this site and my main site as well about the history and other details.