I thought I would never finish it. When I was working the lead strips to the glass pieces, I asked myself why I chose this pattern. Was it too difficult for a first leading piece? When I was soldering the joints, I thought to myself, this is going to take forever and my right hand was cramping up. Could I rest for a week and come back to it? No, I am going to pull through this. The end result would be more rewarding if the journey was difficult. Yes! The pane looks fragile and it had to be handled with care but I think it's pretty okay for a first attempt at leading. Doesn't Umi look pretty by the Art Deco Rose pane?