Rather than leaving the background openwork, I decided to do some fancy stitching with different fibers to make a scene for the leaping lamb.
This was done freehand, using different variegated textured threads. I stitch the trees first, then fill the landscape in around them and the lamb and Joy. Fun and quick, as the stitches are long.
Prayer: Father, thank you for the beauty we each can bring just working in the background. I pray for those who work quietly to know that they do Your work.