I decided to jump in and start with the sun since that is the central element on the sleeve.
I am using two strands of #5 gilt smooth passing thread from Hedgehog Handworks
It will be couched down using two strands of Au Ver A Soie ( also available at Hedgehog).
Day one, August 30th, about 3 hrs of embroidery
A close up:
Progress, another 3 hrs or so
Saturday!! Spent doing laundry and embroidery!
About another 6 -10 hrs or so into this.
And the back in case anyone is interested.
Only a few hrs work left.