Little bare shrubs in fly/feather stitches with perle 8.
Clumps of grass with a blue/green variegated DMC floss.
I used sheaf stitch, with irregular straight stitches and the “middle” horizontal straight stitch is more at the bottom.
Remember this special fabric?
Perfect flowers, but much too large.
I cut them out very carefully and basted in circles from the center to the outside.
Next I pulled and shaped it till it looked like a flower.
I sewed them down, trying to place the center a bit backwards as you look at them from aside.
All about the "Message in a bottle challenge" can be found here.