I played around with possible layouts for a while. I like this one as a jumping-off point. I've reached the hump where I feel like I have a whole lot more to do, before I feel satisfied. My plan is to keep making stuff until some kind of accident occurs to resolve the piece in a surprising way. I definitely want some kind of vegetation with the foxes on the right. But what? I like the idea of the more pumpkin runners. I don't really like the big yellow dahlia in the left-most panel. It's too flat and somehow corny-looking. At the same time, I like the gesture of those tall flowers on that edge. That spot is ripe for some kind of unpredictable, layered and sewn resolution.
I also sewed this snow bunting in place.
And stitched this drawing on top.
I worked more on these magnolias, all painted in gouache.