Got the Victory flowers finished and just before I was about to give up too. Those last 2 letters really worked the last muscle and now I am on a small break from handwork...few days should do it really. But it's done!
Now you can see why they sent the background to us early. You guys doing Buggy barn probably got this whole section as one block. Now we add the Snails Trail blocks above this section and add the appliqued bell next to the flag and this section is all ready for joining. The pattern calls for a strip to be on the right side of the fish but my pieces fit without it, so I'll wait before adding it until I have more sections to fit together. It's easy to add later.