Elga, you were right, all this ivory background on the Japanese style rug is sooooo boring. I can only cope with about half an hour per evening, but even so I will eventually get there, haha... It's very tempting to just do the edges and the branches in the middle. But the thought of then only being left with all of this ivory background stitching, keeps me on track.
Tomorrow I'll be taking it to our knitting circle - where only a few of us actually knit, others embroider, crochet, quilt, any sort of craft will do, that and a willingness to talk about just about anything, whilst eating cakes and drinking tea, hot chocolate or cappucinos. I've taken part finished miniature luggage along before and no-one thought anything of it! Lots of suggestions for improvements, though, including some ludicrous ones!
Happy mini-time, Idske