I was hoping for sooner, but it looks like it will be later.
I've had some marathon stitching sessions the last couple of days, trying to get the ribbons sewn together that will make the handle for--you guessed it--the Fair Maiden Etui. I am determined to finish this project this week.
Having said that, I realize it's the sure way to doom the project and delay its finish. Another project will come along to distract me, or a life event will happen that requires my attention, or I will totally screw this up to the point it's unusable and I'll have to start over.
There are wee tiny picots on the side of each ribbon which are being laced together, and when I say wee tiny, I mean really wee tiny. I knew it was going to take time, given the scale, but I figured a couple of evenings of Downton Abbey on DVD and I'd be done.
I just hope the new season doesn't start before I get this together.