The ginkgo leaves are appliqued and couched in light sage which plays as a "highlight" just as the leaves look as the sunlight passes through them. Stems are worked in two rows of stem stitch in light sage and dark green. The seedlings are filled with alternating colors of muted golds and tans. Brown squares worked in satin stitch and connected with a row of stem stitch frame the motif. Worked on our tan heavyweight linen in pearl cotton thread.