Well I have finished the optional center for MVIII so now have 6 days to finish my Autumn garden and one more rotation piece. I am including 2 photos of MVIII this time. The first shows the overall look of the piece and the second is a close up of the stitched center:
I am really suprised at how long that middle bit took as it is only small, but the speciality stitches and the backstitching in treasure braid and gold overlaying took ages.
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