so I FINALLY got this closed at the bottom after a ripppp session! However---I ran out of thread...so I did the lighter green color, then decided to try a "similar" color to the varigated green of the outer border. In the second pic you might be able to see what I saw---I didn't like the "inner" darker green so got onto Nordic Needle right away to get the Balsam Fir I needed. So I'll ripp again to get the inner dark green removed, then on to the finish. Can't wait to have this done up as a pillow! So I'm stitching on the TW. 12 days of Christmas while waiting for the fiber to arrive.