Susan wrote: Since you added the silk tree I think the white lines add a very dramatic effect and should stay (IMHO)
Hopefully adding a second tree will help too! I literally used every single small green bugle bead in my stash. But I also spent most of my TV watching time last night picking out more of the white stitching.
Thankfully, I felted this sucker really well.....so it's standing up to all the man-handling. I'm not calling this project over.......rather it's another step in the right direction.