I have spent most of today preparing small pieces for stitching, and also returning to a drypoint print from a few years back. The latter has now been through the digital 'doodle' process (above), and is almost ready to be printed onto cotton, and itself added to the stitch pile. I shall try out the silk-wrapped stainless steel yarn on the thorns.
Meanwhile, outside the leaves have been glowing gold in the cold sunshine. A lovely day.