...so spring is soon to arrive. I've perfected my birds. I definitely had an aha moment. I've been using a single needle as I needlefelt. I have poked in from the sides to provide a cleaner line, and to add lots of depth that wasn't there before! It's hard to show in a picture, but the actual bird looks so much better. Some even have a wing that is only partly attached, so it is 3-dimensional.
I am going to rework a lot of my needlefelted birds that I plan to take to the upcoming shows.