I just love the texture of these quilts once I lay on a bunch of thread! They feel bumpy, ridgy, rough, lumpy -- sounds funny, but it's a real treat under your fingers. I have used red, pink, yellow, orange, blue, and purple thread so far in addition to the cream that I used to stabilize everything.
I am nearly ready to call the background complete and begin on the detail of the trees. I find this process so rewarding and relaxing and am enjoying each stitch!! This is one of those pieces that has been a true joy to create!