Finally, a night without ripping out what I put in! LOL. I finished the stems with the chain stitch and then came back with two more strands of the dark green and whip stitched all of them. I also did the very first leaf in the very center. I think I have cracked the rip-it stitch marathon!
I will be posting a new photo on Friday of the Fireworks which will have a truer (is that a word?) color of the mat!