Filling in the understory of the woods takes time and uses small increments.
A hoop of free motioned trees and shrubs takes time and risks becoming a very boring process.
But these pieces are actually mixed colours, both the woody portions and the leaves.
You'd think after 2 hours of stitching there would be a large chunk of background finished but after the individual pieces are cut out, placed and stitched........it seems like nothing at all.
A few more days of 'nothing at all' and I can move on to the forest ferns and finishing the base of the tree trunk.
It was nice to finally have a few hours to spend on this piece.
Visitors, appointments, and gardening do interfere, ( and summertime laziness)
But, as we approach July, the garden too is coming along. The spring show is finished and the early summer plants shine now.
(And I repainted the garage door).