I've been working on my Autumn Tree lately. I finished all of the leaves and started to work on the 'wind' element. I had chosen a beautiful HDF blue silk that matched the richness and intensity of the leaves, but from the first stitch I knew that I didn't like it. I hoped that the colour would grow on me like the leaves had, so I kept stitching. No such luck. After 3 lengths of thread, I couldn't stand it any more, and I frogged it all out. I LOVE the tree as is and I think the leaves worked out beautifully. I think I'll take artistic license and leave the wind off the piece.
And so ... my Autumn Tree is suddenly finished!! Yay!