Well I did say I hoped to be back before another seven months passed with an update on my previously forgotten crochet rug. Shamed by my tardiness, I have included this one in the current round of bits and pieces I've been working on and yesterday I finally managed to finish the border and sew in the final wool ends!
This was my first large crochet project and while I did lose my motivation during it, I am pleased that I finally resurrected and finished it. It's certainly toasty as I can verify from sitting with it over my legs while stitching the blocks together and finishing the border.
It may be some time before I am tempted by larger crochet projects again though! Smaller, quicker finishes are more the order of the day at the moment as I look ahead at the quilting list that awaits me.