I tackled the symmetrical leaves/trees (as well as the background directly next to these trees/leaves), on either of the long ends yesterday. (Of course as soon as I edited my photos I realized that I should have "edited" the rest of the table so that it would really show my progress.) Today I will only be able to squeeze in a very few hours as I am substitute teaching in a favorite K class in the afternoon.
I have almost reached my one month goal for completing this table - I think it is a good thing that my customer is understanding - "life gets in the way". My guess is that it will take about a week longer than the one month that I quoted her originally.
Making this table has been such a great exercise for me in so many ways! Keeping track on the time involved is very eye opening (it took an hour and 45 minutes for the first leaf - without any background!), also I think that I may be over my "custom" anxiety, and in the future I will know to make time allowances for ordering supplies, etc.