Mother Swan is taking her cygnets across the pond, keeping one eye on the "road" and one eye on the "kids."
Meanwhile, the kids are, of course, bickering and fussing with each other "as usual."
Satin background used for pond, white cotton applique for swan with thread-painted shading and appliqued thread-outlined feathers. Mother Swan's feathers are satin and organza. The pond ripples are quilted around Mother Swan. Beak is hand beaded with paper bead eyes.
Cygnets are felted onto top layer of fabric and have beaded beaks.
Hand beaded and purchased beading detail.
First detail shows Mother Swan's neck and a portion of a cygnet's neck. Thread painting and a stitched feather can also be seen.
Detail 2 shows feather stitching and beading detail, quilted ripple detail, thread painting, and beaded wake.