I'm not freaking out yet, because I have nothing so far to freak out about, but I will admit to slight trepidation.
Anyway, on to more fun stuff! In a marathon 9-hour session on Friday, I got the fourth sleeve piece GST done. Yay me, though I'm paying for it today. So, I took pictures:
That's the one with the gold on the far right.
A slightly closer look.
Of course, it took me until the fourth piece to realize that if I stitched clockwise, the gilt thread on the rose hips would lay out in a nice circular pattern, thus:
But that's okay, I'm the only person that will really notice it, especially once all the spangles are on.
So, stats: I got the last sleeve done in less than a month in calendar days, though it took the same in hours as all the rest - roughly 91-92 hours per piece to do the GST. My total hours so far (whole thing) are 2349.5, and I've been working on this project for just over 2 years and 8 months. I've used 12 spools of the GST so far.
Anyway, that's what I've been doing and thinking about. We're judging at MTA (Jamestown) next weekend, so there's been quite a bit of reading up on that, too.