Wednesday, October 05, 2011

My Sampler

As some of you may remember, I entered Anna's Challenge this year. Since the winners have been announced, now I can share my piece here! Anna challenged us to take The Workbasket's "Pink Flower" freebie and make our own sampler commemorating a place that is special to us. Well, I picked the Adirondacks of New York State - a place where I always feel exhilarated and at peace. I worked at a summer camp on the western side of the park for 2 years, and convinced my husband that we should honeymoon near Lake Placid!
So, about my little sampler. I changed the colors of the flower to look like the wild columbine, which is - as near as I can tell - native to the northern forests. The border reminded me of mountains, and the owl is a tribute to the night noises in the woods. (I loved the hooting of owls in the night while I was snug in the camp cabin!) The tree....is a tree. LOL And the quote is part of a longer piece by William Chapman White.

"As a man tramps the woods to the lake he knows he will find pines and lilies, blue herons and golden shiners, shadows on the rocks and the glint of light on the wavelets, just as they were in the summer of 1354, as they will be in 2054 and beyond. He can stand on a rock by the shore and be in a past he could not have known, in a future he will never see. He can be a part of time that was and time yet to come."

This little piece was really fun to put together, and even if it didn't win in the prize-getting sense, I love it. So....winning!!!! hehe

12 comments:

libwitch said...

its very nice - and I think it should bring lovely memories whenever you look at it =-)

C in DC said...

I'm sorry you didn't win the prize. Yours was my favorite of the bunch. I too have a connection to the Adirondacks. My grandparents had a cabin near Tupper Lake that we used to visit when I was a kid. It's such a beautiful place. And your piece reflects that beauty. Well done!

cucki said...

hello dear, i really love it and it is so sweet.
well done.
hugs cucki xx

Penny said...

I love your little sampler. Love the quote too - it's an interesting way to think.

Kathy A. said...

Oh, I didn't know that one was yours. It is beautiful. Nice job!

Christine said...

Lovely finish!

Blu said...

Your changes are very lovely. It melds together very well!

Lee said...

Love your sampler! It got my vote, both for color choices and for working your quote into it beautifully. It's just wonderful!

LAC said...

On another post you talked about an older pattern called "Wildflower Afternoons" by Dagmara Designs with a quote that reads "wishing you butterfly mornings and wildflower afternoons - i am so hunting this pattern - do you still have it? i had it at one time but cannot find it anywhere! any help where i can find it? thank you so much

Karen said...

You did a wonderful job!

Anna van Schurman said...

I don't vote--it seems unseemly since I know who's entered--but it was my favorite!

Anna van Schurman said...

Did you ever send me your snail mail so I could send your prize? I don't think you did!

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