There are many reasons I enjoy and appreciate this miniature work of art that was just embroidered for me by Dorothy Kern and her group of needle artists at the Bozeman Senior Center.
First, I love the hiking image since that’s probably our favorite activity in Bozeman in the summer, and also in the winter.
I’m pleased that it contains the name of our place Little Bear Ranch. Although the name’s a joke since the bear in our kitchen wasn’t so little and the place isn’t really a ranch, the name, which Ed came up with on the spur of the moment, still makes me smile.
I like that the hiker has on a red shirt since that’s my favorite color. However, red is probably not the safest color to wear our in the wild. Red could attract the attention of wild creatures like bears. When you go on safari in Africa, there’s a reason safari clothes are khaki-colored to blend into the landscape.
I also treasure that this artwork is embroidered because my mom, Babe, did embroidery. So this reminds me of her. I wish more than anything that I could show this to her. Hey, Mom, look at this! She would appreciate it so much. She would understand the stitches, and the time that went into creating this little masterpiece. http://jogiese.com