I am constantly surprised by how much of a difference back stitching makes to a piece! I’ll look at a piece before back stitching, and wonder just how something coherent will come out of it! Sometimes I even wonder if I need new glasses, it seems to out of focus!
And then, I’ll do the back stitching, and it all comes slowly into focus!
Here are before and after pics of the back stitching for my dad’s card!