Finally, finally, finally. I have finished The Fates piece at last. Here are a couple of quick snaps to give you a general idea.
This is the first time I have worked in a tondo format. It definitely appeals to my desire for symmetry. I was also very happy with the brocade border - a piece of fabric that I got at the Swap-O-Rama-Rama in Seattle last spring. And the stretcher it is mounted on was found at the hospital thrift store in Steveston - just the right size and only a dollar! The piece measures 20" square.
My embroidery skills are fair to middling, but working this piece helped improve them. And as far as what it all means, I will have to ponder it a bit. I know what I had in mind when it started but inevitably time and the process of working changes things.