This is the very back petal of the lily. First I worked a split stitch all the way around the outside edge of the petal using Appleton wool. Then I started the long and short stitch with the lightest pink. Then I filled in with a medium pink working to the center of the petal, and last using a dark pink in the center. I am pleased with the petal. Tomorrow I will work the one to the left that has an overturned edge. All four of these petals are worked directly onto the background.