Hello everyone and thank you for all the butterfly love. I think it perked up just from hearing all of your wonderful comments.
I've been spending the last two days adding the finishing touches to this piece.
This is the fun part.
It's like getting to put the sprinkles on the cupcake.
And I'm almost finished.
When I looked at the piece as a whole, I thought I needed to bring the chandelier forward a bit more...so I punched it up by adding more rows of tiny "crystals" in between the bigger rows.
I also added ribbons to tie off the black lace bouquets...
And added a few organza petals in between the lacy petals to soften their edges a bit...
And I'm working on finalizing the seam treatments...and adding these little gray pearls to my silver mesh leaves...
The end is very near. *sniff* The only thing giving me a bit of trouble is my "signature"...
Before I took this class with Canby Robertson, I never gave my signature much of a thought. In fact, most times I was finishing something under a deadline and I forgot to even put signatures on my pieces (*gasp*).
But Canby said that if you've put considerable time and effort into creating a beautiful piece, then you should put equal effort into your signature. Your signature should reflect you and reflect your work.
*Gulp*. No pressure.
She's right though, isn't she? And I guess, just like any new task, I'll get better at it the more I do it. It's just my first attempt today was a real flub. (I'll try to take a picture of the flub...)
I'm going to tackle it anew in dawn's early light.
An embroidered signature isn't as easy as it looks...unfortunately.
Happy Monday y'all.