I loved doing this stitch, so I didn't end up with much room left on my tag for play later on. I started with the tree to the left couching the really small ric rac. The seam directly below the trees was created first and then I threaded the small ric rac through it. I then started wondering if these other techniques would work for tree varieties. When I looked at another blank tag this week I wasn't sure I had it in me to do another tree, but once I started I had fun with it. Click below to see close-ups.
I also played a little with borders. I like the top one and think it has possibilities. It was worked in one row, alternating the direction of the stitch and the knot. The second 'v' section was created in two rounds, one with an arm going down at an angle and knotted at the top and the 2nd overlapping and worked upside-down from the first row.
And now another tree, but a real one in my yard...a couple of weeks ago. The branches are now bare, but for a short time it just glowed and really lifted my spirit. Now our yard glows. It is a reminder winter will be here soon.