The minute I pinned it on the block I knew I had made the right decision with the choice of fabric and leaving the metallic body unadorned.
I cut the leaf shapes from paper and pin them around until I am satisfied with them. Then I can figure out the best placement for the strawberries.
If you look closely you can really see how much larger the braided cording is than the fine cording I used for the leaves... As I look at it now I realize I haven't used any of the gold braid in my stash. I will try to incorporate some into my larger leaves...
Unfortunately I must dash into the shower and be off. I'll be unable to stitch very little for 3-4 days. It's a shame because I'm on a roll with this and could stitch nonstop for hours and hours..