Thursday, August 28, 2014
My Little Landscape
This appliqued landscape was a workshop I took this past Sunday with instructor Lee Paylor. To tell you the truth I'm really surprised I finished it. I felt overwhelmed and frustrated when I started it. I wasn't happy with the path it had taken and didn't know if I would complete it. Then on Tues. I decided I'd bang it out and get it done, one way or another. Something happened that afternoon and I found myself enjoying the process and even not wanting to stop. I couldn't get enough of it. Then the biggest surprise of all was that I liked the finished project. It is all the things we have in the field below the cabin. Of course you can't see the snakes because they're under the rocks, duh. I also tried a new, to me anyway, way to add hanging loops. Each of the top corners has a square folded to a triangle sewn in. That way the dowel rod is slipped inside to hang it up. That was neat to do. It is amazing to me how one's attitude can determine what they can accomplish. I personally thought I was not good at applique - no way, no how. I even thought for me to have any proficiency in this, someone would have to die because there are only so many people in this world who are good at it. Maybe that's what happened and in that case it needs to be treasured.