Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mountain Picture

My son lives in Portland, OR and sends me pictures that he takes when hiking on weekends. He knows that I like a shot with a mountain in the background and flowers in the foreground. I've made several 4" x 6" postcards, or ACs (Art Concentrated) as we call them in Fiber Revolution when we exhibit them in black shadow box frames with glass. My little scenes have been pretty good sellers, so when I heard we were having an exhibit in Tillamook, OR I thought that this would be the perfect venue for them. But, alas, they decided not to have ACs at this show due to the shipping. Most of our shows are on the east coast and someone can drive the ACs. Pout, pout, but these would be *perfect* for an exhibit in Oregon. So I decided to make 5" x 7" pieces and mount them on 9" x 12" stretched canvas, as we did for the library show seen in my last entry.
I had fun making this little piece. It's called Wildflowers at Mount Hood. I machine embroidered the flowers with Jean Stitch thread and love the effect. The purple Lupine almost look like hand embroidery. I had the thread in several colors, but after seeing these results, I went and ordered every color that I didn't have from Red Rock Threads. Their service is amazingly fast and very low shipping. No affiliation, just a satisfied customer. More mountain scenes to come, so stay tuned.


Carol said...

It looks gorgeous Norma. I love the colours.

Carole said...

I love these two pieces Norma... I have been looking at them over the last couple of days...
Very effective having mounted them on the canvas like that. How did you do it? Stitch right through?

norma said...

Thanks, Carole. Yes I stitch right through. The quilt is made on Timtex, so it's rather hard to go though all the layers. A thimble helps. I take four or five tiny stitches on each side, matching the thread to the satin stitch edge.