As I was about to use some of this blue fabric that a neighbor once gave me for a little chanukah crafting I looked at the leaves and berries and realized that they certainly could be olive branches, which would be oh so perfect for chanukah. (On account of the miracle with the olive oil.) So, in order to turn some of those berries into olives, a little embroidery seemed like a great solution!
As it turned out, the gold thread was quite difficult to work with, and I'm really not sure if it will truly enhance my project, but as you know, the creative process always leads us somewhere, even if not where we expected to end up. I'll keep you posted!