Erin @Erinmfs, Wow! What a fantastic discussion topic. I love it!! Your photos are beautiful, and I appreciate your 'how to" Tip, too.
Trees coming down, I feel your pain. We had 2 huge ones taken down last fall and it broke our hearts. I am 'crafty' person, too. Can't seem to sit with my hands idle. I am trying my hand at landsacpe quilting. Here is a my 1st attempt. I used strips of fabric and introduced myself to some thread painting. Now that I have my table cleared again, I will be addint the border to make it 20×30 inch. I plan to frame it.