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.