Being a Leo, until I
fell several years ago while cross-country skiing and causing an inoperable
pinched nerve, I have always been a strong-willed, hard-working person at the
"top of my game". My quilt expresses my softer side. The
teardrop is for my beloved canine companion and friend, Nadia, who we had to
have euthanized a few days before this past Thanksgiving; the same day I had a
houseful of company coming for the holiday and staying nearly a week. She
was a great comfort to me; I miss her so much and still grieve for her.
The piece was hand needle-felted using my own hand
dyed wool roving and purchased silk tops, machine quilted with a variety of
threads (including variegated), with hand embroidered features. I also
used some of my discharged fabric for the nose and backing, fishing line for
whiskers (chin whiskers are my own gray hair), beaded teardrop; all appliqued
to a piece of hand dyed silk, also machine quilted.