I've started adding the motifs to the background. There are holly leaves in several shades of green, a large golden pear in a basket, a heart hanging from one of the holly branches. I'm  basting them in place and later I will whip stitch them down and more than likely I'll add decorative stitches. I think I will pull out one of my many stitchery books and select a stitch I'd like to learn or improve upon. I have so many embroidery books; I especially like the vintage ones.

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