The broom flowers are to be filled in next, all one hundred of them, and I'm starting with the little green caps at their bases (I'm sure these have a proper botanical name but I have no idea what it is!).
These are in the lightest shade of green, Madeira stranded cotton no. 1401. The first fifty worked in satin stitch:
and all hundred:
These are rather small and not that easy to see, so here's a close-up of a set of ten:
I'm really pleased with how it's coming along, and I'm looking forward to doing the flowers themselves next.