Still waiting for my threads to arrive, (it has only been 4 working days and they are coming from France to Australia). Last time it took them 6 days which is AWESOME service, but i still have itchy fingers waiting.
Now i am deliberating on where to start. I think i will start down the bottom there, as it is fairly uncomplicated and i want to get used to the threads. I plan on doing the "bands" in satin stitch (OR stem stitch), top one dark green, next mid then light. Then i might either:
a) leave the bottom part under the "hills" blank
b) Chain stitch it
c) Long and short stitch the underneath.
Will hopefully post again with the design finished and inked. I have ordered a sepia coloured marker to do the flowers, so hopefully it won't show through with the lighter colours on them. I wasn't to concerned about the green "grass" and the tree trunk.