First few stitches...

I am having so much fun with this Raymond Crawford tree.

I have pretty much decided on stitches for each ornament and I have pulled several different threads in each color to play with.

I tend to look at/think about a project before I pick up a needle. For a bit I was stalled as I thought about which ornament should have sequins, beads, crystals or all of the above. I had a Eureka! moment when I decided to stitch the foundation stitches and then decide what embellishments to add where.

Favorite things so far--basket stitched with Straw Silk and the center of the blue ornament stitched with Kreinik Braid size 8 in 9032.

My post-inventory reward--two days to finalize my stitches.