I'm still not crazy about this piece, but I don't think there was any way for me to like it even with all of the re-working. Have started quilting - and was up until about 12:30 working last night. For some reason, like it or not, it has become imperative that I finish this. The need to finish is way out of proportion to its value - almost as if I can't get around to all of the other things I need to do until this is out of my hair.
Here is the way it looked in June, with all kinds of potential color additions, and/or embellishments pinned on. I wish I'd asked for help earlier because all comments were right on target, and if I'd asked for suggestions when I still had some connection to the piece, maybe I would have been able to to keep a good attitude toward this wayward child. Now, if I can just finish it and set it aside, maybe I will be able to get on with things. :0 Quilt and bead and set it aside.