My internet connection has miraculously righted itself, with no intervention from me or anyone else, which I think demonstrates that it was at my ISP's end all along, as I've been telling them. I'm a bit nervous about whether it's back for good, however, so I'd better write this post quickly, just in case!
While I've been quiet I've been making good progess with the various couched gold stalks and tendrils. There are the first three ferns, the ones on the left:
Then the stalks for a couple of flowers and a tendril or two:
A tangle of tendrils:
The cowslip and a pearlwort:
And the three central ferns:
So here's all work so far:
See, I really have been busy!