After removing 64 sprigs of flowers from the bushes and cutting the lace to fit; I hand sewed them to the umbrella. The small plastic knob at the top of the umbrella was covered by a swirl of lace sewn to resemble a rosette. I added double strands of organdy ribbon to the edge of the 8 umbrella spokes and sewed single flowers to the ends of the strands. This doesn't sound like much, but it took days of sewing. I think the result was worth it.
That's my excuse for not using any of my stash this week.