I managed two walks on the river trail this weekend. The weather has been glorious here, in the low sixties with gorgeous blue skies. The best of the colors are behind us, but there is still plenty to see.
The first day, I noticed this wasp's nest in a tree- previously hidden by the tree's leaves!
Today I saw this bird's nest, safe and secure in a couple of large limbs.
Isn't that blue sky gorgeous against the white tree bark?
I've also been in the studio. I am determined to find a way to interpret this photo I took in Michigan in a way that makes me happy.
I am going for the restful tones of green against the vertical lines of the trees. The leaves were just starting to turn when I was there in September, so I chose fabric that would reflect the colors I thought I would see at the height. Here's what I have pieced--
I am going to try some wonky machine embroidery, and add hand embroidery at the end. I'm hoping that will help tone down some of those yellow areas that just jump out at me. The quilting will be simple and linear.