The fabric is a sunprint I did a while ago. I think it was what really inspired the pond part of this challenging collection. While the silver tinsel inspired the rain.
When I chose it for the pond, I saw drops of rain landing on the still surface of the pond and ripples spreading out and crossing. Here is what it looks like.
Now I'm really getting into hand stitching I guess...We took a short trip to see the grandkids today and I took this in the car and stitched some of the ripples. And yes....I even threaded my needle several times in the car! THAT was a totally new experience. But one of the great things about hand work...it is usually portable!