I just finished embroidering 126 circles on the borders for my wool birds. I loved the process -- very soothing and meditative.
I used sizes 5 and 8 perle cotton in four shades of cream on several shades of cream wool.
This was the view from the deck as I stitched today. It was a perfect 72 degrees. I'm delaying attaching the borders because I don't want to get to the quilting stage, which I'm afraid I might mess up. After working on this quilt for almost a year, I don't want to ruin it with my quilting!
Have a colorful day