The stitches are slowly securing more items down and tracks are appearing in the snow here and there... although I lost half a day to work on this because of a migraine. I was careful around these sharp points:
And this heart nest is not entirely secure yet:
I was thinking about decomposition as part of the life and death process - the running stitches seemed like they might be leaf bits or a leaf ghost echoing the shape that was once fuller.
I also stitched down driftwood, the large feather, a stick and an arbutus leaf. I'm about half way done.