I've reached a crossroads. What to do? I'm almost down to doing the background stitching. At this point I don't feel very creative. Following the piece of vintage embroidery I found on the Internet has been interesting; trying to stick to the colors and design has been challenging. However, doing the Kantha running stitch on the background will result in a piece not like the other two I've completed. I'm considering embellishing yarn onto the background. I started out emulating one of Jean Littlejohn's embellishment pieces for my "inspiration" in the TIF Challenge. With this piece I totally took off on a tangent not inspired by Jean at all. What it comes down to I think is that I don't feel I'm being creative. I'm choosing colors not by intuition but by solving the puzzle of which colors go where. I'll need to take off these handcuffs for my fourth piece.