Sad to say, the title says it all.
A significant part of the delay has been down to non-receipt of AVAS from a UK retailer. It was not their fault but orders placed by them to the French manufacturing facility were not processed and I was not the only customer affected by the delay. I had orders for silk threads backordered to 18 February which was some time ago.
Apart from this, I have been a little unwell following on from a hospital visit but have now recovered and will be picking up needle and thread again.
Sorry to all those who perhaps might have been looking forward to seeing progress on this particular piece.