In June 2010, I went to Katahdin in Maine with several other people from my church. We stayed at a lovely inn for two nights and hiked Katahdin one day. I didn’t make it all the way to the top, but got as far as Chimney Pond. Many in our group who had hiked other mountains said this was a very difficult mountain to climb. There were many huge boulders and tricky paths. But I did it! And was very proud of myself as it was something I’d never done before.
Of course I took lots of pictures which have inspired some new work. This is the first piece at Chimney Pond. Below are the steps to get to a finished piece.
Laying out the fabric to get just the right colors/shading for the sky and mountains.
Then adding the trees and water.
Stitching begins to add dimension and shading.
It always thrills me what happens as you go through the process. At first the piece looks very blah, but with the addition of each different piece of fabric and the stitching, it does come to life.