It is so useful take pictures of your work and really look at them. I think when you look at the actual piece you tend to see what your vision was and not necessarily the reality. The flaws reveal themselves in photographs.
After I posted that last picture I realized that there was just too, too much going on there. That red-ish strip at the top just leapt off the screen. The plaid—naw, not so good today. Surgery was called for. Stat. I whacked it down to a near square, just about 8" and finished the edges. I like this so much better. Better photo too.