To give myself a break from all the padding and white silk on the petals I decided to fill in the centre of the flowers. I've done this with 2 strands of #.8 gold, stitching just partly across the centre. I'll go back and put in a few knots later.
A few days later I had a message from Gretel to say that Jack was on his way to the frozen north. I'm pleased to say he survived his journey and seems to be settling into his new home.
I'm not sure where his final home will be, I'm going to have to move some things around. At the moment he's on my bookshelf watching over my stitching chair and I'm very happy he's here. Thank you Gretel.