The first of the acacias is pushing its way out of the tube:
Meanwhile I'm planning a small wall-hanging incorporating some words, and have been contemplating how to make the letters for a while. But over the weekend I came across Quiet Play's patterns for foundation paper-piecing. She has created both upper and lower case alphabets, in a cute "typewritery" font. It was a lot easier to pay for work she has already done than to try and create my own, especially as they were both on sale (I don't know how long the sale is for), and they look much better than what I had been imagining I would do myself.
Today I did a test letter on the treadle machine: