I made a few more leaves on my sampler, even a padded one with felt, but then it was time to make some different shapes. This yellow experiment with perle 5 looks like a fishtail. I started it with the first raised herringbone in a V-shape with a long and a short leg.
For this tree in perle 5 I used brown for the larger straight stitch to make a trunk. The tree is almost 4 cm (1,5 inch) tall.
This last experiment with Stef Francis perle 5 started in the corner of my sampler. I didn't know what I was going to make when I started with the raised herringbone in a V-shape. It looked like it wanted to be a flower, so I added a few pistil stitches.
My complete sampler is here.