One of the classes I took in Des Moines was from Karen Linduska. She showed us how to make a garden using the stitches programmed into our sewing machines.
This is how my garden looked at the end of the day. We had a full day of learning different ways to manipulate the stitches. Our classroom was full of brand new Elnas with about 300 built-in stitches. I love my Bernina, but that Elna can sure turn one’s head!
The “horizon” is a group of yarn twisted and couched with a 3-stitch zigzag. I think I had four different yarns. Karen provided all the fabrics and yarns while each student brought their own thread.
Once I got home, I squared it up and added a black border, stitched on a backing and called it done! Now I will need to experiment with what my Bernina can do. That should keep me busy for awhile!