I stayed up late last night, needle in hand, finishing the above stage of “Life” that I had set myself. All the petals of flower are done and the pale blue on left is complete – yay! All I now have to do is backstitch. I already added backstitch to the first three sections as I stitched so I don’t have to go back over everything.
However, there will be all the petals and flower details; the text; and then the dark grey/blue borders need backstitching both inside and out. So, it’s not finished yet, but I can feel a happy dance coming on before the end of the month ^^