I had both of my Grandson's for the weekend. After they left today I went back to the studio to keep working on my pine needles. I fused the larger part of the each branch, quilt it, outline it and then stitch in the smaller branches in a variegated thread. When I have all the branches in I begin adding the needles with thread. It is a tedious process but the results are worth it.
I keep my sketch of the short needle pine close by so I remember the layout of its branches.
It is below zero today and colder weather is coming tomorrow. Good weather to stay put in the studio that is for sure!