SUPER cool pieces, sheepBlue.
Also digging the bonsai, Amaranth_in_oz. It can be tough to make the french knots "take shape," but I think your bonsai is awesome!
Speaking of which...thank you all for the encouragement on my galaxy square. I ended up ripping and redoing! French knots are not fun to take out!
BUT...I'm MUCH happier with the finished product. I went with a different spiral shape, sketched it on my fabric first, and outlined the french knot space with backstitch. Then filled in the "space" with random black stitches.
On the plus side of this adventure, I think I have conquered the french knot.