I started a 'Take It Further' piece to play around with more fly stitch. It will be a spruce tree branch and pine cones, with fly stitches making the pine needles:
The fabric is a dark green cotton velveteen from Evening Star Designs and I LOVE it. First time working with this fabric and it's lovely - it doesn't shift, it needles like butter and the stitches have nice definition due to the short nap.
The branches are irregular Portuguese Stem Stitch, for texture. Marked using a generic white quilt marking pencil.
I'm working on my photography, hoping the finished pic will look better.