Here is the seedling with the top finished:
I spent ages trying to figure out where to put the 'hope' but I'm happy with it in the roots. I don't want it to distract from the seedling, which should definately be the first thing to strike the viewer, but also to be easily visible so it's not missed when you look at the picture close up. I love the way the word is created from a single thread.
Now I just have to quilt it... 11 days to go!