I am now on the next stage of my cloth, sewing the hexagons of cutwork and text together. I have worked out that I will need 112 hexagons, all joined for the first section, fewer for the second section as they are going to be joined by a buttoned pocket containing a quote from one of my essays. This part of the process is going to take a while, I am having such a good time though, I love this slow repetitve method of hand embroidery, it just feels right, natural.
I took my christmas trees down today, what a job, and the cleaning I had to do afterwards, anyway it's another step nearer normality. I miss the lights though, so I now have little tea lights burning all over the house, very relaxing and comforting.