I would normally complete any silk embroidery before beginning the metal thread work but I feel the outlines and sizes of these shapes have to be quite accurate for the design to work, so I am making an exception and stitching from the outline inwards.
... nope. Completing the padding stitches it was pretty obvious it was too bright and stark.
Once stitched the 'too dark' mushroom pink, looks pretty good.
So fare so good. Now let's see if I get much done today.
Have a lovely week.