It's always good to have more than one piece to work on. Sometimes it's necessary to step back from a painting as a way of being able to detach from the intensity of painting. Then it becomes clear what needs to be done next.
I had a small table cover. for a tea table perhaps, that was made by my great aunt Ada Louise Flint. Over the years the cotton fabric has become very thin and fragile to the point that it could no longer be repaired.
It will survive now as part of my current series of paintings - not as a whole but torn into four quarters to be hung together.