For the last few days, I've been working on lighting the chandelier in the upper left corner of my Breakfast at Tiffany's piece. I had to remove the basting stitches, find all the sparklies and bead, bead, bead...
I was saving it for later because I knew it would be a treat to stitch and it was. It still needs a chain and a few yellow lightbulbs (I was all out of those)...but it really added a lot of POW! to the piece.
I also removed that little silver flower that was over on the left hand side. When I finished planning the rest of the design, I realized it was out of place and "stuck" there for no reason. So it came out.
And the hair!
I want to send a big shout out to Charles Batte and all the folks who urged me to spray Audrey's hair. I followed your advice, made a beeline for the Walgreens to get AquaNet, covered the piece in plastic wrap, the tiara with tape, and gave her head a good spritz. Honestly, I couldn't sleep until I did it...I was convinced the entire hairdo would come undone by morning! It worked marvelously so THANK YOU!!
Audrey is a believer and is now ready to be a spokesperson for AquaNet...
Many of you have asked what I will be doing with this piece??
I suppose my answer to that is...I'm already doing it.
It's purpose is to re-tell a story that had meaning to me -- to spread joy and beauty and delight to those who view it.
She has a story which I'll share with you one day next week when she's ready.
I think she's a friend that I will keep close.
And ultimately, one day it might hang on the wall in my nursing home room when I'm too old to see and to stitch...
And it will give pause to those who care for me...
And provide a hint of who I once was.
Have a beauty-filled weekend everyone.