I had to bite the bullet and get on with the pebbling on the last background piece but as I started to stitch, it just didn't feel right. I know it is a much bigger piece but it wasn't moving around very smoothly.
Then I realised that I had neglected to starch the backing fabric as I had done previously. Out with the spray starch and job done....well some of it done anyway.
So starch your backings so that they glide with ease around your sewing plate. It really does make a difference.
Here is a progress photo of "Floating" or "In the Air" or "On the Wind" or whatever I decide to call this.