Sew Sassy was used to embellish the leaves with thorn stitch. The other four spools of Sew Sassy are for the vein of the leaf under the thorn stitch. I continue the couched vein and create a branch using stem stitch which then becomes the trunk of the tree. The trunk is therefore multicolored. I am happy with the result. I through in the gold for kind of a highlight color. My sister is in the process of making a quilt. She had four different background fabrics- three grey taupes and a tan. We were joking that the Sesame street jingle "One of these things is not like the others" applied to the tan but thought that maybe it was okay. Turns out that the tan added a sparkle to the quilt because it did not blend. That was a good lesson. I am using random lengths of thread. Wherever the thread length ends I pick up a new color. I am pleased with the result. I am also very happy I bought all that Sew Sassy on sale.