The Park ranger had told Steve and me that if we were willing to drive six more rugged miles we would witness a spectacular overview of the Fresno Canyon that few people get to see. This is an opportunity we wouldn’t dare miss. And the park ranger was right. Oh, what a view! From this high point above the valley the view is phenomenal! I welled up with emotion as I looked over the glorious beauty of God’s creation.
The memory of that scene is in this small tapestry. Most of my small-tapestry weaving happens when we travel, where we make even more memories, which I store up in my heart. I pull from these stored treasures to weave tapestries that reawaken the fond memories.
May your memories become treasures.
Thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving,
19 thoughts on “Process Review: Fresno Canyon Small Tapestry”
This is beautiful, Karen! Such a creative way to display.
Hi Beth, Thank you! I like the way Steve designed it so that the tapestry almost floats in the frame.
Have a great Thanksgiving,
Awesome,Karen! What a wonderful way to use the talents God has given you to display His glorious creation! And, I agree with how perfect this great way is to display it. Love your photos. How about one with your smiling face in it sometime? 🙂
Hi Lynn! It’s fun to weave scenes like this. I’m so thankful for Steve’s constant encouragement.
Sure thing, I can put my smiling face on here. 🙂 Thanks, that’s a good request.
Beautiful!! Good design with the gift of color. I hope your heart sings with memory every time you look at it.
Hello Nannette, Yes, my heart sings with the pleasant memory, and it’s right where I can see it often.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,
Happy Thanksgiving, Karen to you and your family!
What a blessing that you and Steve are able to meld your talents together to create such beauty.
Hi Annie, I’m fortunate to have someone to share interests with. It’s a blessing, indeed.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
Wow. What amazing textile shorthand, Karen. It’s all there, even for someone who hasn’t been there. I can almost smell the wonderful Texas blend of hot dust and baking evergreens perfuming the air and sense the vastness of the landscape. Just lovely.
Am I correct in thinking Steve’s frames make it possible to change out your tapestries? Do you rotate them to prevent sun damage?
Hi Joanna, You sure have a great description for someone who hasn’t been there!
Steve’s frame is not made for changing it out. I’m not sure any two of my tapestries are exactly the same size. Not many been mounted or framed. This frame has a sawtooth picture hanger on the back, and just hangs on a nail on the wall. This one is hanging on a wall that doesn’t get direct sun.
And a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too. We have so much to be thankful for despite the crazy state the world is in.
Very nice, Karen and Steve! You’re two very talented people. Hope you will enjoy a lovely Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you, D’Anne! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, as well!
I don’t know if you noticed: In the picture of your tapestry on the cement patio in front of your Casita, your tapestry seems to have a moon landscape in a dark sky. I had to take a long second look to realize that what I thought was a moon was in fact the tire to the Casita!
Great work! Your talent to recreate beautiful landscapes is definitely a blessing! You must take after our (heavenly) Father for your creative skills.
Hi Linda, I missed the moon landscape until you pointed it out. Interesting illusion!
Thanks for your sweet compliment.
I just stumbled on your post, I’ve only recently begun weaving. I have made 2 stained glass windows for two late husbands. In Aug I put my 2nd late husband’s ashes in sea of The Hebridean Isles (his request involving a 960 mile journey by rail and sea, solo in my wheelchair!). I’d thought about combining my photos to make a stained glass window that summed up my adventure.
Having seen your lovely work I think I may well do one in glass and a second in weaving.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Hi Lucy, I’m very honored to have a small part in your important works of remembrance. Thank you for sharing your story.
All the best,
having been a tapestry dabbler for some time have begun to weave daily during this pandemic’s lockdown today while searching the internet for ideas i came across your blog for the first time.
the little houses and other tapestry diaries are such an inspiration to me and i am encouraged to go for it and make my own.
thank you also for your christian values which clearly enhance your work.
Hello Olly, I am very glad that you received encouragement here to delve into purposeful tapestry weaving. Making a tapestry diary is a wonderful learning experience, and has a way of drawing you in.
I am touched by your comment about my Christian values. That’s the basis for all I do.