For the royal blue star for the star garland, I have selected the Hungarian ground stitch. I am using 4-ply of splendor; though I think it would stitch quickly and thicker if I had used 6-ply since it is an upright stitch. In fact, I'm going to swap out the #12 Balger I had planned to use for #16 Balger. Definitely don't want my filling thread to be skimpy. You can see the T I penciled on the canvas to keep myself oriented concerning the top of the canvas. It should be easy with a star shape, but it's amazing how canvases can get turned. The round dot is my rare earth magnet that collects everything metallic within yards of the area.