As we get older, the eyes do tend to keep us from doing our best. (I cringe every time we have young guests because I’m afraid there are probably cobwebs staring at them that I can’t see.) We think your work is extremely good, especially for your advanced years ;-). All kidding aside, most people would not be able to achieve in a lifetime what you have done in four years of marquetry. I would love to attempt marquetry but am quite content to do so vicariously through enjoying the blogs shared by you and others like Patrice.
Thanks for sharing the good and the not-so-good. We all learn that way.
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin