I got out my paints and brushes and started painting over the background.....again. This time I am going a lot slower as I now have stitching in place! I did part of this last night and then what you see here is the result of tonight as well. You can see I still have a lot of "in close" painting today and I will mix one more batch tomorrow and do in amongst all the stems and such in the center. In looking at my photo I can see I need to even out the right side a little more as well.