Working hard of getting the heavily embellished pot piece backed and ready for the QC exhibit in the Spring. So far, so good, though the awkward handle shapes are challenging. Backing this piece requires at least three go-rounds around the outer contour of the whole piece -- tacking the back down, attaching the silk backing, then beading the edge. So far it is hanging well with the internal wire supports and I am happy to see the end of this one. I really like this piece as the embellishment doesn't feel "extra" - it *is* the piece. I also noticed how much better I felt energy and mood wise after just getting lost in the stitch for an hour or so each time I worked on it. Stress-buster and mind-chiller. Anti-Toby process, for sure. Happy Monday to all.