My husband, Ernie, has a big family reunion every year in far southern Ilinois. It's held on an acreage that has been in his family for generations. Uncle Ray built a pavillion, enclosed on 3 sides and landscaped the area with beautiful flowers. He works really hard each summer getting everything in top shape for the September get-together. One year, as a thank-you, I created this wall-hanging from panoramic photos I had taken.
The pavillion is has cedar siding, so I used a scrap of wide-wale corduroy to make mine. I used a satin stitch around the roof line and on the appliqued windows. For the flag, I had some flag-print fabric from which I cut a little flag and folded it as it hung from the flag pole (no breeze down there on that hot summer day!)
The trees on the hillside are done in a variety of batiks, commercial prints, and maybe a hand-dyed cotton or 2. I cut basic blob shapes similar to what I saw in the picture, then did various free-form stitching around the edges---trying to soften them a bit. Then I thread painted (a machine technique I've posted a tutorial for) the trunks and branches with various shades of brown embroidery thread. I also thread painted some of the flowers in the garden, as well s the 2 bushes behind the fence.