My little dotted blue lines are still there, so you can see the path of stitching. I wanted to have the beginning and end join up, so instead of starting in the center, I started in the middle of the right side (you can see the starting dot and the awkward join. Oh well). My stippling isn't as fluid as I'd like it to be - I think I need to relax and get wigglier (and practice more!), but I'm happy with my thread tension, and I'm happy with my progress, and I'm having fun!
And next lesson will be working with size/scale - how appropriate after my varied leaf sizes in my last post!
And why two posts in one day? Well, we're still snowed in and unlike many people in the Northwest, we still have electricity!