1. Paint background
2. Add tree (do not finish)
3. Add swing (now finish tree)
4. Add lady
5. Finish off by adding surface embroidery.
Step 1 - Painting background:
Next I wrapped wire with thread and placed into position and couched into place. Then I made my swing, it's made of balsa and wire, painted it and then wrapped the ends around the tree wire already couched and secured later under raised chain band with some more couching stitches.
Part 1 Inspiration
Part 3 will be the under layers of my lady.
Part 4 adding dress, head, hair
Part 5 hat
Part 6 finishing touches