I have been persevering with the Codex embroidery, and am now about two-thirds of the way through the foliage. The end is in sight! Thank you, dear Judy Martin, for your words of encouragement. They came at just the right time. But, since the embroidery doesn't look substantially different from the last posting, may I offer some wondrous bugs from my garden? Below is a fat bumble bee enjoying the centaura. Sean Goddard is a sculptor who makes entomyologically accurate metal and glass insects. He has a lovely little gallery next door to me, and also sells his work at Circle Craft in Vancouver, as well as shows up and down the West Coast. More about Sean and his work can be found here. Thanks, Damselfly, for reminding me to mention that Sean's bugs are BIG, ranging in size from on to two feet across. Perfect for a garden wall.