If you follow me on Instragram, you’ve probably heard a little bit about the story behind this Queen Anne’s Lace hoop art. I love the mountains. I love hiking, being out in the fresh air, climbing through pine trees to the top of a summit and eating my peanut butter and jelly while overlooking the world below. The cool air and exertion make me feel so alive. This year I was lucky enough to visit two of my favorite parks to hike and explore: Acadia National Park in Maine and the Adirondacks in Upstate New York.
I could go on and on about the beauty of these places, but I’ll post a few pics instead so you can see how breathtaking it all was. The Adirondacks in particular surprised me with their wildflowers scattered haphazardly along back roads and open fields. Daisies, lupine, dandelions and Queen Anne’s Lace everywhere. It’s that memory that inspired these hoops. In our backyards, these flowers would be dismissed as mere weeds, but here they were a most marvelous and wild ornament for the grasses growing lakeside. So I hope this embroidery hoop art whisks you away to someplace wild and beautiful with crisp mountain air, or open fields where grasses wave in the wind. These embroidery hoops, and more nature-inspired country decor, are in my Etsy shop.