Here's the weaving after blocking. This is the side away from the weaver:
Here it is, beside the sampler I wove several years back:
I'm a process person; finished tapestries usually end up in my closet, to be hauled out for teaching purposes. Most of them aren't good enough to be given as gifts, so I've acquired quite a stack of "samples." Sometimes, I wish that I could do the weaving without ending up with a product. If I can make something practical, I tend to use it more.
In many cultures, it's traditional to make bags from your practice pieces. These bags often hold your tools, your combs, your needles, perhaps a spindle. Rather than toss this work into the closet, I decided to turn it into a small bag:
I played with various trims and finishes. I bound I-cord to the seams. I added pompoms, buttons and beads. Nothing looked quite right. In the end, I decided that a simple piece should remain just that, so I sewed a bit of hand-braided trim to the edges and added a felted button I'd made years ago.
Nothing innovative, nothing fancy, just a plain little sack to carry some lovely tools: