Woohoo - flower! (that "missing" lower right leaf will be covered by the Lady's scarf/shawl)
I've also stitched the last two birds, using the outlining only as a general guide and giving in to my inclination to free stitch them - they pretty much look like they're flying, right? (the one on the left works a bit better, I think)
Worked on outlining the Lady's dress some last night. This band has so much in it, it's hard to decide just which bit to work on next!
* In my family, we say "take that, Black Bart!" to convey the idea "I've succeeded, so there, ha!" But I have no idea where the phrase came from or why we say it. Wonderful Husband doesn't recall either. But for the curious, apparently Charles Earle Boles, aka Black Bart, was an outlaw remembered for poetic messages he left behind at two of his many robberies. He had a reputation for style and sophistication and robbed stagecoaches in and around northern California in the 1870s and 1880s (thanks, Wikipedia).