I just had to post this!!!! The picture is light since my sewing room has high intensity lights that wash out, but I think you get the idea. The thread is a really good match (as it should be) so you see the texture. It isn't perfect, but more "organic"---my word for 'some of the swirls are sorta messed up" :c)! ---but you gotta start somewhere right! It is just a little corner, and I have a LOT more to go, but I feel so good! I just wanted to share!
Thanks for your patience!!