I learned something new today. I had never heard of Kamchatka before and this wonderful embroidery by Masha Novoselova is called Kamchatka and that made me curious! Kamchatka is a peninsula in the far eastern part or Russia. There are lots and lots of volcanos there and it's generally very cold. The landscape in the embroidery sure does look cold. To me, this embroidery seems to be stitched very much like some painters use quick, broad brushstrokes to make a painting. This stitching technique in combination with the wonderful use of colour makes this embroidery come to life. If you want to learn more about this piece you can visit Masha's blog (it's written in Russian and English).