Here's a closer look at the herons and the flowers, which might be my favorite part of this piece.
I just love the colors in the birds and the flowers, and the way the variegated silks in the grass and the flower stems look. I made a couple of little mistakes, but I don't think they're noticeable. I counted wrong somehow when I was stitching the flower stems, so they're not quite like they should be on the right side. My mistake doesn't affect the overall piece or how it fits together, so I left it rather than re-stitching some of the stems. I also realized that I looked at the chart symbol wrong and that the herons' legs and beaks are supposed to be dark brown rather than cranberry. I like the cranberry better, so I left it!
Next, I think I'll work on that corner border with the specialty stitches. I'm excited to see what the piece will look like when both of those corners are done.