Hours of work for only a few inches. This is the definition of patience I'm sure. This very complex lace pattern has no repeats within the lace section itself. And I've got three of them. My only saving grace is the braid pattern that I inserted to break it up a bit. At least that is fairly mindless. I've got a long way to go still. I want to get it to at least 11 inches, at least. At only about three right now it seems like a far fetched dream! I've been busy lately with personal stuff so this has taken a mostly back burner. It feels good to kind of be getting back to normal, or at least what will be our new normal for a while. But in all the chaos I've got some great friends who've been more than awesome about everything, and who donate their old unwanted stuff to my artistic endeavors. Seriously though I've got some amazing picture frames now. Hopefully this piece will live in one of them!