I finally got everything stitched onto the denim and have gone back to embroidery. I've been playing around with adding extra bits - both denim patches and more wee bits of fabric. Most of the ones around the edges in this photo are just pinned at the moment. I wanted to see what they might look like but the exact positioning somehow comes as I sew.
For now I am concentrating on this little area in the bottom left-hand corner, just stitching what I feel. I think there may be another moon before I finish too.