I finished the embroidery yesterday and put the whole thing together, I am so pleased at how it turned out, the embroidery is covered with 1/32" thick plastic (off-road biking goggles).
View from the side. I used 3/32" thick wood for the top and it was quite a challenge to fit everything in.
View of the top. The embroidery was done on 60 count silk gauze with Gutermann silk thread. The chart is from the book Berlin Work Samplers & Embroidery by Raffaella Serena.
Happy New Year to everyone.