The color in the pictures above is really washed out. Actually it's a lovely blue-ish brown, like this:
This is a way cool button Sis gave me for my birthday (the national holiday we all celebrated last week). I'm thinking about using it on the boiled wool jacket. Or maybe not, it may need buttons all the way down the front. She also gave me this really useful needle cushion. I can hardly wait to stick something in it!
So that's where we are at the moment. Tomorrow I'll do the sleeves, collar and pockets, plus any fiddly bits that need taking care. I am really pleased with it!