Not an especially good pic as I couldn't be bothered to take it off the frame (this picture is technically upside down) but I've started on the main design. Progress is slow but it's starting to take shape. :)
I will tackle that border in stages, I think - it grows fairly quickly as it's done in half cross-stitch but is still very time-consuming...
In LJ preview this picture is still showing up huge and the wrong way up; if it's still not playing later I'll resize properly in Photoshop when I'm on the desktop. Photobucket fails again.
In other news: had my first supervision today, which went as well as could be expected. I learnt that my line manager wanted me in her team as early as the minute-taking test, and that the minutes I took at said test were actually better than those taken by long-term CPA's (presumably when they had to test it for sense early on). And one of the Chairs - whose ordinary response to any new person is to instinctively dislike them - had already sung my praises before my line manager even returned from sick leave. :)
So yeah - all good. :)