Last progress pic:
This week's progress:
And a couple of detail shots. Backstitching really makes it come alive.
Backstitching is also where I find any bits I've missed, like the queen's crown, or the extra gold stuff in the middle piece here. ^^;; I took this picture because the design is a near mirror-image, so you can see immediately what a difference the backstitching makes.
I still don't think I can finish by end of year any more, but at least I can get cracking on the backstitching until I finally have to return to the border. ^^;;