This evening I found the broken middle portion of a sewing machine needle that I lost several months ago. It was in the bottom of this hard case that I keep Bodhi's sewing machine in. I must have been using that machine when it happened and the case was likely nearby on the floor. I've turned the sewing room upside down since then with no luck finding the needle piece, but today just as I was putting the machine away the metal caught the evening light. Glad to have that settled.
My goal today with this jacket was to add the middle white stripes and I think it turned out well. The top zipper still needs to be finished, the front pieces topstitched, and the seam allowances bound.