This project was started last August in Janet Bolton’s class at the Bath Summer Textile School. I enjoyed the project during the two days in class and probably would have continued working on it when I returned home, if I hadn’t had surgery immediately upon my return. After surgery, it was awhile before I felt like stitching again, so it became stuck. It reminded me of how I felt back then so I didn’t pick it up again. Until now, that is. If you take a look at Janet Bolton’s work, you’ll see it’s all about the applique. I like the applique, but what I really like is embellishing. This picture is about the four seasons in Hokkaido and as you can see from the basted lines, winter is the biggest part of the year. I’ve begun adding some chain stitched branches. I know it looks kind of primitive, but I like it.