I finished the background for Bob's rooster, and got the silk painted and composed on the background. Now all I have to do is start stitching. Which is generally my favorite part.
It is meditative, and kind of boring, but it gives definition to all the parts I've laid in place, and the sewing machine makes a noise I like, and I can listen to my music if I want or listen to nothing much if I choose. Things are too noisy to listen to voices, so the news or podcasts don't work so well. Which, given the news these days, is just fine, really.