What are you most proud of? That I am able to catch the grandeur of the tree as it sits as a testament to time, enduring the elements and still able to bloom! What advice would you give someone starting this project? PATIENCE! I started this project 3 months ago. It has taken on a life of its own. I had no intended to fill in the sky behind it, but suddenly I had to include the sky to show the wear on the tree. I ended up "unsewing" stitches that I had previously put in and I am still not sure that I won't "unsew" more stitching to give it the feel it needs. There are places in the tree that you can actually see the other rim through .