Here's the first pass of the big pink flower. The entire flower is buttonhole with long stitches to fill in the gaps. I only did the "fill in" on the outer dark pink layer.
And here it is completed 💕
Next, I went down to the finch underneath - that's a LOT of beads. I still have to do the tail, his beak, his legs and finish the branch - that's for today.
Here is a bigger picture
Once I clean up and finish this little bird it's back to the background so I can finish the yellow and orange flowers on the right. I see my stitching pattern now... bird - background- flower-repeat! Yes, there will come a point when I finish the background 😀