Anyway, here's two more photos of the embroidery progress...
In the first one I've done the red&gold border along the top of the spokes, and the first shade for the shadow. In the second one it's just the little red symbol.
It looks a little off-centre / lopsided but that's just because the canvas is tauter in the middle than the edges. :)
Hopefully on Monday I will have a line manager, at which point will follow: a desk (and thus a pedestal), a laptop, my attendance from my first day being approved on Borer, and my annual leave getting booked for April. And also: being able to do my bloody job properly.
So yes. Full and proper updates to follow at some point when I'm not busy / knackered / pre-menstrual :P