Progress so far:
I can never resist an angled shot of beads:
This outer border will be slow going!
I'm trying to reach the very outer corner so I can switch between the flowers and border if I start to get frustrated with one or the other.
Still need to figure out what to do about long rows of beads not fitting. Columns are fine as the beads aren't as tall as they are wide. I thought about turning them on their sides but I think I'll end up removing 2 or 4 beads per long row. It's so sad, they allllmost fit! I bet just 2 would be enough for them to settle down nicely.