yesterday watching Season 1 of Doctor Who and working on purple eyelets, and what you see here is the result. I'd say I got about 6 solid hours of work in on the bag, give or take. Taking pictures actually helps, I can see how far I've come in a day (or an hour) which makes the work less tedious. Filling in the corner also helped with the motivation, at least I can see now what the final bag will look like.
At the risk of sounding like a commercial, the OttLite is really helping. Before, the grey squares were much slower going than the yellow ones. They are still a little slower, but not by much. The only place where I notice much of a drop off in speed is along the edges and in the corners, where it's harder to see some of the half stitches along the edges. Had I thought about this, those squares should have been done in the yellow but oh well. Picking up some speed is all for the good and I'm really happy with how this is looking it's all for the good. With any luck, my next post will include a picture of the finished embroidery! Hurray!