|Partially finished panel for Five Senses Tent Stitch Casket|
What hit me was that I had made many of the easy choices first. It was obvious that the clouds would be the same cream colors I had used in the friezes. And the sun in yellows. The sky is blue and then an iris is either purple or blue - blue being harder as there is so much sky. So it was the easy choices that I chose to do and stitch. The bug, lady and snail have many more choices so I kept putting it off, letting the easy choices help me visually realize what colors were missing or out of balance.
And once you have this much completed it becomes much easier to push yourself to commit to a choice and get working on the harder elements - because it is almost already half done!