The crewel strawberry stitching is done!
Here's the day by day. . .
Day 4 - The blue flower is mostly redone in a different color that provides better contrast between the two blue shades. The dark blue is closely packed rows of stem stitch, so considerably more time consuming than some other design elements. Also new are the leaves of two flower buds (right above the yellow flowers), made from segments of detached buttonhole.
Day 5 doesn't look too much different, but there is progress in a number of little details. The blue flower is finished along with a handful of french knot embellishments.
Day 6 mostly involved finishing up stems and leaves.
And finally --- ta dah!! -- Day 7 completes the design!
A project done in a week! Yippee!