So there are plenty of things I SHOULD be working on, but there was a dying leaf on one of my orchids, which started this train of thought, beginning at Paper and Book Intensive with that embroidered vellum manuscript from Uppsala
which led me to create my own attempt
in response to which people kept sending me images of embroidered or knitted leaves like this one
which is why the dead orchid leaf has been distracting me, so I did this.
I love how the cellular structure of the leaf is exposed as it is dying, especially in the circle I cut out which I stitched above the hole. Well that was fun – now I guess I had better get back to work.