I’m traveling, y’all, that’s why my posting is off schedule.
I resolved my trunk color debate: I am keeping the gray tones (dark, medium, light), but I switched to a darker gray for the shaded side of the trunk. I think the darker color on the left side of the trunk is a real improvement. I added the pink and purple flower on the lower left, too.
Now I have a new color decision to make. See the flower clusters with the petals done in buttonhole stitch with tan floss? I’m debating what color to make the top. I started with dark reddish-brown in satin stitch, but I’m not sure I like that. I could use dark ochre (the next photo). Or the orange color I used earlier. Or the brown in the last photo. Or some other color entirely! I could also replace the tan petals with another color, but I’d prefer not to pull stitches out. What do y’all think? Ideas?