Thank you for your kind comments & suggestions. I forget that FINISHING just takes time, patience, & practice.
I've been looking all over for this project: Betsy's Butterfly designed by Elizabeth Foster of Elizabeth's Designs c.2000.
I stitched this as a gift for my Mom. One afternoon, she came over with her stitching supplies ... was working on Betsy's Butterfly!! I never told her I had stitched this for her!! (no, she doesn't like computers or read blogs)
I used 28ct champagne linen - substituted the Spanish Moss for Week's Dried Sage - and found some 11/0 Peach seed beads for the edge.
I tried something different for the charm in the center. I didn't have paper to stabilize the linen; however, had felt on hand. Put felt under the linen front & stitched that butterfly into place thru the felt & linen -- the charm does NOT move.
Pulling the next item out for finishing in a minute. I'm determined to get these things FINISHED FINISHED FINISHED. (My finishing song)