There are so many ideas floating around in my mind of things I want to stitch. Trying each one out in a large piece takes too long, so I've decided to try stitching some smaller swatches of things, only 4 x 4 inches.
For this piece, inspired by photos of apple blossoms against a pale sky, I've done a small swatch of quilt weaving with silk and linen and overlaid it with small bits of dyed silk gauze. I only had the gauze in shades of blue or green, so using a scrap of nearly white blue dyed gauze, I made some pink scraps using alcohol inks.
Using old silk sewing threads and size 12 pearl cotton, the swatch was stitched. Here, I've overlaid some grey silk thread to mimic branches while I try to decide what to try. Next up is to add some white blossoms and possibly some branches.