In the class I'm taking from Susan Sorrell at http://www.joggles.com/, one of the inspiration sources was fungi. Several years ago I took a photo of some mushrooms on the road. In Microsoft Picture It, I used the negative function to get my colors-blues and violets. I printed it on treated fabric which is the above photo. This is the stitched version. The piece had sat in the studio for several years, because I didn't know what to do with it. Now I'm happy.
My postcard for the exchange with Calendar Girls 2008 came yesterday from Doreen http://doreeng.blogspot.com It is so rich. I'm so happy with it. She did a great job interpreting the calendar photo.