A few more flowers and leaves got done last night. It's really bugging me that I don't have any more dark grey to do the back-stitching. Only problem is, I won't get time to get to the craft shop until at least Friday next week... bummer! Last time I ran out of back-stitching thread, I bought several skeins of black as that was what was being used in the other designs of this series - of course, this one is using dark grey, of which I don't have any spare... Grrr. And thanks for all the encouragement in your comments - it really spurs me on! I'm still thrilled to think that all of you out there are interested in what I'm stitching!