The happy dance has been celebrated.
I think it looks very William Morris-ish, and I did finally figure out a pattern I could follow, so it wasn't quite as painful as I feared.
And I decided which thread winder designs I wanted to use and got those stitched.
I went with darker values than the original designs on both of these because I have left my usual rut and gone wild on the lining fabric.
Please keep in mind that going wild is relative.
We had a choice among a yellow-green, blue (my usual option), and a rusty, cinnamon-y red. The red made me think of Elizabeth I more than the other two, so I threw caution to the winds and opted for it. Actually, I think I'm going to like it a lot.
I have already outlined the last panel and the two halves of the scissors fob, so I'm going to thread up my needle again and see what i can accomplish before bedtime.