Today I can report I have FINISHED my major project from the last three months.
I am very happy with the end result:
Here's a close up, so you can see the very many French knots I added for texture on the lovely purple flowers:
And one of the lining, that I sewed. It hides the back of all the intarsia and embroidery nicely!
And the reverse, so you can see the flowers extend to the back:
I am very pleased. I think I will be taking this one out of the house.
No more intarsia for at least another year, though!