There are several projects in different stages of completion scattered in my work area and I'm technically stuck in all of them. So instead of continuing to bang my head against the wall, I moved on to stuff that I could work on while sorting out the obstacles.
The peony/maple leaf ikebana floral arrangement and wagashi (Japanese confections) assortment are for the tatami room. Thomas Saunders turned the beautiful Italian soapstone hollow vessel and maple platter. I made the rest :)