Next to be added was the large lace motif on the left in a rich deep red…
…which I stitched down with a variety of decorative stitches in contrasting green and complementary red.
Then a gold chain stitch spiral to match the paisleys already on this piece of sari fabric and fill in the middle space.
Next ribbon roses in an unusual tubular thread (Caron I think) with fly stitch leaves.
I decided to ring the changes and give the next spotty bird stars on his spots.
And with a start made on the spotty bird at the bottom, I felt it was going well.
Only three blocks to finish and I’d already made a start on the experimental beaded fly stitch leaves for one of them so I was feeling really positive. Parting with this one was going to be probably the hardest of the lot!