Sharon, how cool! I've been looking at running Snow Leopard within Parallels 8 but it takes some tweaking http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread. ... 439&page=5
I wasn't sure if FreeHand with Windows would be a good solution because of the difference in key commands. What do you notice with FreeHand copy and paste between Parallels Windows and your apps in Mountain Lion. I use InDesign a lot and that would be important.