Here is my inspiration for this piece.
Here is my sketch
And here is my stitched sample
changed the thread
changed the bobbin
adjusted the tension top and bottom
changed the needle.
each about five to ten times. and this is the result!
Underneath, you can see where I originally started this sample before everything went pear shaped!
When I finally got my tension fixed, and finished the horizontal lines in the sample, I decided I needed to do something a little less like work, so I started doing some scribbling on a small landscape I had fused a few days ago as a stitch sampler. In the sky I have just done some straight stitching and on the top of the first green layer, I have done garnet stitch, which is a technical way of saying I just scribbled in little circles to create the effect of trees or shrubs.