One of my daughters gave this puzzle to me a year or so ago, and when I saw the colors of the pieces, which seemed to be all the same in parts of it, I just put the lid back on the box; too difficult it seemed. Something told me to try it this year; I wouldn't be outdone! I do think it was the most difficult puzzle I've ever worked, but what a pretty one! Now I'll leave it out a few days, then break it apart, put it back into the box and give it back to her, because, it's for sure I won't be working this one again!
The sewing part involved Isabelle, so I'll save that for now. I hope everyone is well and staying warm.