Here it is! I finished cutting out all the leaves and attached them. I also removed the leaf from the First Kiss and redid it. It just did not look right to me, so I messed with it a little more, and got a more natural look, I think. When DH looked at the finished piece, he said "but they are sticking out, is that right?" LOL Anyway, I will mount the piece on batting and the foam core tomorrow and take it to the framer on Tuesday. I will post a photo of the framed piece when it returns.
My thanks to Karthryn Drummond of Gingerbread Girl designs for her permission to blog stitch this piece, and, for providing a piece of Coton Retors Mat for the stems. This was a fun piece to stitch and her instructions were wonderful. Good luck with the new shop, Kathyrn and future designs!
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