I looked through all the tree designs that Shauna posted and saw one that was roughly like this so I went to the sewing room and drew a trunk and a leaf shape and this was the result. I think there is a piece of every green fabric that I have. It is not symmetrical but neither are trees and I like that look. It was fun to do.
I liked your photos of the buds coming out in the garden. I am doing the same thing. Everyday after lunch I walk my dog and we often go through the vineyards and I inspect the progress of leaves and buds. I spent hours making mud pies when I was the same size as your kids. I was so happy stirring a pot full of mud and leaves with a twig. Simple pleasures.