I decided to do an experimental study with rules, a la Julia Caprara. I dug this felted piece out of the UFO basket, listed the colors and decided on a stitch for each. So, for instance, the hot pink areas will be filled with French Knots, the purple areas, Buttonhole stitch and so forth. No cheating, but I can change the shade of a color--as long as it is Buttonhole stitch, it can be any shade of purple. At first I worked the stitches very small and close together, but now I am working looser and I like it better.