Would you believe that I took this photo just yesterday? I spent the day exploring Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City and captured this view from the vineyard at Chateau Chantal.
The ribbons of interest are as follows: the vineyard, a red barn and farm house with pine trees, a cherry orchard, a swath of trees and farmland, the water of West Grand Traverse Bay and the shore beyond. I love the layers and texture, don't you? It actually includes all of the elements that I have been looking for in a needlepoint landscape.
I know it sounds ambitious, but this really is the scene I would like to convert to a needlepoint canvas. I'd translate it using the same colors, designate special stitches to make each tree in the orchard stand out, do a long stitch to replicate the wooden planks of the barn. Oh, I think it would be wonderful. A lot of work, but wonderful.
Someday, when I have a little time, this will become my needlepoint canvas. A girl can dream, can't she?