Last week I worked on thread painting a humming bird. I just put the feed-dogs down and stitch with the open toe embroidery foot. It is a lot like coloring with pencil except you use a needle and thread. Here is a picture of the Humming bird journal I made for a friend.
I enjoyed it so much I decided to thread paint the autumn leaves I have found. Here are the first ones I did to day for a wall hanging. I have about 8 left to sew. I am using invisible thread for the bobbin so i don't have to change it every time i switch colors.