Continuing my progress photos from the last post:
Next I added in the branches in Portuguese stem stitch. I love the texture. It makes a bold twisted line, very branchlike. For the second red flower I decided to try out something different. For the last two flowers I changed colors entirely: I ran out of red for the kit, my friend isn’t fond of pink, and I like blue and purple.
Here is the finished piece:
and the kit photo for a comparison: