Thursday, January 25, 2007

Out From Under

Jake is in Seattle today, appearing at a meeting of the Board of Directors of our farm's Co-Op to speak on a matter of vital importance to the future of our business. I wish it hadn't come to this -- farming is hard enough without having to engage in political battles as well -- but I am so proud of him for being willing to stand up and fight for us.

In the meantime, I am home alone and not good for very much. In a fit of pure nervous energy, I sat down at my beading table, threaded up a new needle and got to work. I was determined to finish this doll TODAY, come heck or high water! No matter what happens in Seattle, something good was going to happen here today, LOL!

I started at 8:00 this morning and finished about 5:30 p.m. I am TIRED and my eyes are crossing, but she is finished at last. And isn't she just something else! She has emerged from under the cutting table and blossomed into full-blown reality. I am satisfied with this doll as I seldom ever am upon completing a project. I new I could do it; it's just that the end result is so far beyond my expectations that I am almost dizzy. So much for my sneering at sequins. I never will again!


Unfortunately, she is too big to fit in my little light tent, so I had to make do with a flash photo on the kitchen table. Sigh... she really deserves better! Anyway, here's a close up that give a little better view of some of the detail.


For my next trick, I will attempt something easier, like maybe brain surgery. On myself!



11 comments:

Judi W. said...

Her dolls are so intricate - she really pushes your limits. Look at that headpiece - WOW! You should be very proud of yourself - this piece is ART! Display her proudly!

P.S. Hope everything goes your way in Seattle.

Kai said...

Judi, to say she is splendid is SO understated. She makes me want to grab my thesaurus and seek a term that's more fitting. You have outdone yourself & done Pearl PROUD. What a choir this doll is - so many voices and notes from every stitch, every bead, every color. I HEAR her. I love her! She's one of the most marvelous pieces of art I've seen. I'll be back to look at her again and again!

Shashi Nayagam said...

I wrote in the groups but it is taking ages to appear so I will say it again. She is stunning and I love the beadwork. You did a great job.

Bear said...

she is brilliant darling brilliant and the beading is absolutely wonderful- well done darling
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxxo

HElen said...

Hi Judi, She is Wow! so much work and so much patience...wonderful doll...
Helen

MaryO said...

Well, you should be proud of yourself for finishing this one! My goodness, I can certainly see why you were hesitant to do all that detail work. Good job!!!

Linda said...

Amazing.she is wonderful..your long hours of work paid off.
auntie Linda

Sue said...

INCREDIBLE! This is surely my favorite of all the Pearl Moon patterns I've seen, and what you've done with her is breathtaking. You must be ready to float away!

Kerry said...

Well everything has been said already, she is remarkable and pat yourself on the back, bravo to you ! She is a wonderful piece of art!

Linda said...

Judi, she is marvelous! You should be thrilled with her and quite proud of yourself. I am sure she was alot of sork, but oh my, she was worth it!
Peace-
Linda F from FL

Fran said...

Judi, She is wonderful. You did a FANTASTIC job of making her. The embellishments are INCREDIBLE!! Love everything about her. WOOOHOOO and the bead work. WOW!
Love & Hugs
Fran