Perhaps the real fantasy was that I would be able to finish this piece? I do love blackwork, but some of these motifs are pretty random and don't follow the same rhythm of stitching I'm used to from other blackwork pieces.
A new plan to help with the seemingly random designs is to do them in all 4 quadrants so at least I'll be repeating the same random pattern a few times to hopefully speed the process along. Still, not my favorite piece to work on, I'm to the point of pulling something new out to work on as I've gotten several motifs stitched and as well as filling in the green band but I'm still not feeling any more love for working on this piece.
Next up will likely be a new start. While sorting through the stash, I realized I only have 2 more dodecagons from the Jim Wurth series I purchased several years ago. Once those 2 are done, they can all be framed and go on the wall and out of my finishing drawer.