I finished redoing this a week or two ago, but only just got the stretcher made and the piece mounted. I signed it too, with both Louis Nicolas's initials and an estimated date, and my initials. I took the style of the letters from pages in the Codex that had a lot of text on them, so there is at least a vestige of Pere Nicolas's hand there.
And I am much happier with the revised version. It was definitely worth the mild tedium of picking out stitches and reworking them.
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.