In the end I made 2 more leaves.
Another maple leaf and a generic leaf.
The 5 seemed to balance the scene......so I stitched them down.
This is self bound as I I knew I couldn't match the colour of the cloth.
On my "Portuguese Blue" wall it truly says Autumn.
And tomorrow is the end of October. The end of a busy and hectic summer.
And my muse?...............he just made dinner! LOL