When I drew this design I thought I would stitch it out straight away. It had been worked on a waffle weave fabric and I had some of that in my stash. Unfortunately the fabric I have is too good. The 'waffle' is just too high and I can't stitch on it. It feels soft and absorbent but no good for stitching. I think I gave away the cheaper fabric. Looks like I will be stash digging tomorrow to see if I still have it. That sounds like a good excuse to do some tidying up.
I have changed the design and made the outer ring an embroidery stitch rather than a hem stitch with lace attached to it.