Unfortunately, I haven't stitched on any of the WIP's from last year thus far in 2013. I'm hoping that will change in June because I miss working on them. I did, however, finish Iris in the month of May:
I tried a large flower bead in the spot and I like it. The colors are good, the size is good, the plastic bead catches a little light. The problem is that the bead stands out a quite bit from the fabric ... but maybe that isn't much of a problem? It really does look nice in this pic.
Hmmmm, after seeing these pics, I'm leaning toward using the bead, especially since I just noticed that the five petals in the bead mimic the 2 five-petaled flowers at the top. If I use it, I'll need to figure out a way to attach it with thread. Invisible thread will probably work okay here. It isn't my favorite thing but I hate using glue more.
Enjoy what remains of your May.