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