When you are using machine sewing thread to embroider with, progress is necessarily slow. But the scale is so small in this print that use it I must.
I've been working on the tree area at the back of the garden, and the even more distant plantings behind the grassy area to the left of the tree.
Click on the photo to see if you can...but this is pretty subtle, tiny stitching, except for that "huge" Kreinik metallic on the right part of the tree, where the light is hitting it. All this will play a supporting role to the larger, flashier flower embroidery up front, but that comes last.
Still, I had to try it on a little sample, just for fun.
One can only stitch with dark green machine sewing thread for so many hours without a break into color. There could have been more added here, but back to work I went.
This is just a small section of the piece (as you can see by referring to the first picture.)
It is all taking longer than I thought it would, but I just have to see how the whole image looks when enhanced this way....