So, after a short break to deal with the traveling pattern, I'm back again with progress on Hoot.
I've started the second half of this front side of the biscornu (so, really, I've only finished a quarter of the whole thing!) I worked on the outer border of black and white checks, did the black of the houses and the white eyes of the owls.
Things are going well here. I've settled into a nice rhythm of staying up until dawn so I can eat and stay hydrated at my leisure, and then sleep until noon the next day. It's been very quiet and relaxing, and I've managed to do a lot of reading in the last week and a half - I think I'm on book four at the moment.