The lettering on this page is couched, not stitched. I found that couching a thread gives a finer line and can be done on a slightly smaller scale. I added the little house button as a bird box, and the heart-shaped wishes are punched paper shapes. I made a couple of holes in them so I could stitch them down like buttons.
The trees are made from hand-dyed felt and boiled wool scraps, and the trunks are all needle-turned applique.
More cotton gauze/scrim for grass. I really like the texture and versatility of scrim, which I’ve used for both land and sky at various times.
It’s becoming clear that I will have to use some sort of binding around the edges of the pages. There are so many fragile and sheer fabrics that even with careful and infrequent handling, they’re starting to fray and disintegrate a little. I don’t mind the fraying so much, but the disintegration is not such a good look on this occasion. I don’t think I want to use standard quilt binding, which may overwhelm the page on this scale, so I’ll also start thinking about this.