Perched nearby the computer is this creative nudge
"Go to your studio and make stuff"
little snippet courtesy buddy Eliza
(the card from Fred Babb at stumptownartstudio.org)
Last year about this time I was constructing 3D trees
Looks like I'm making trees again this year!
Starting with batik'ed fleece from SewBatik.com,
randomly strip-pieced together on a felt background.
Then I tested out many of the built in machine embroidery stitches with variegated rayon threads.
(The resulting back texture is interesting all by itself!)
Cut the triangle tree shapes
Added a quick trapezoid for a tree trunk and stitched around the edges.
A forest of cheerful trees.
I made stuff.