I worked the right side down almost to the bud as I also have a rose to insert here. I then moved over and worked a piece of the background in amongst the right side of stem. Last, I worked the petals on the rose in the middle on the right....a little here....a little there.
Good news however! Rene' called from Gone Stitching and they have the purse back from the finishing by Boots Bailey and they are going to take some photos and then send it on to me! I can't hardly wait!!