I have posted this latest picture of oak leaf play following comments on the stitchin fingers site. Linda you asked for details, here goes.
I scanned an oak leaf into the computer and played around with it in paint shop pro and came up with the design.
Acrylic paint was sponged onto a piece of fabric and the design transferred.Then just launched in with needle and thread and there you have it,Seem to remember I have also done a small bit of trapunto on it, other stitches include, feather,running,back stitch and the heavy wools have been couched down. Think I have got this right but it is a good few years since I did it. Miss my paint shop pro as it is not compatible with windows 7, bought corel draw student version but have not got to understand it yet, maybe one day---