Well, last week was busy. Between getting my daughter to her writer's workshop and ready for school, it definitely put a cramp in my sewing time. It was a good mail week though since I got my order from Joann's which contained a new thread box and some new threads! My life is so much easier when my threads aren't tangled!
Still I did get a few hours of thread work done on this project. Its always amazing to me how a piece with no texture looks at the beginning and then with added thread - how it looks at the end. With the ground finished at QBL, I continued work on the tree this week. It must have at least a dozen different colors before I was satisfied. (To see the thread work better - just click on the image)
Once the tree was done, I managed to move onto the horizon line. For that, I popped off my darning foot and put back on the regular sewing foot. I just wanted to make very gentle waves across the mountains in low contrast thread. I did decide to use rayon and poly threads though to give it a little shine. With the tree I combined the two so that it would have texture with the cotton and rayons for the highlights. Who knew there was so many decisions?????
So now I just have to finish up the mountains and then the sky. I think the sky will have very little quilting in it - just enough to give it a "light breeze" feeling.