Memory was a hard one for me, because I wanted to go in 100 different directions. There were so many possibilities. I procrastinated until the last minute, & chose to go a little 'crazy'.
I chose from my hand-dyed wools, as each piece has meaning & memories for me. The wool in the border was a gift from a friend at work, the rest of the wool are pieces hand dyed by my friend Kathy Jolman & myself from natural dyes.
I made the background, then took it with me on our recent trip to Denali National Park with our grand daughter Darian. It was her first trip into the park. It's usually cloudy & raining in the park,& to see Mount McKinley is supposed to be very rare. The sun came out the day we entered the park, & stayed out the whole time we were there. I appliqued some of the mountain scenes that we saw, & embroidered the wildflowers, & names of the animals we spotted on our bus ride into the park. I included a 3-D butterfly that we saw, & wrote a saying I found written in the bathroom at the Salmon Bake, where we ate 2 meals.
It's a memory of a fun 3 days with my DGD & DH.