Alright, I started embroidering the lace and I like what is happening. I especially like the red on the 'tape' in the upper left. I think I will continue doing that for sure. I am not so sure about the dark green on the vines, but I am not ripping it, the velvet would not like being ripped and is too fragile.
Now, I like the rose but feel its leaves need some oomph. And perhaps the rose needs a definite stem, which it doesn't have.
Cheryl, I will sew the snaps on soon, but I do think the lace will look lovely tucked behind the ties, or straps, I don't really know what to call them.
And here is a message from the World of the City.