The satin stitched crown is in honor of my friend, Lanita. Lanita passed away in April of 2011 from breast cancer and continues to inspire me today. She was always smiling and serene even when she was in the worst pain. Lanita was creative, down to earth, and an awesome mother. When she decided to shave her hair instead of watching it all fall out, she had a shaving party. All of her friends were instructed to bring "something to wear on her head." She meant a hat or scarf, of course, but I took a tiara. My favorite picture is of Lanita with a wig and the tiara. I thought of adding a breast cancer ribbon in her honor on my quilt, but the tiara means more to me.
I got my punch needle last week! It was confusing at first and I am still not comfortable with it, but I managed to decorate my son's picture and make a peacock feather. I will need more practice. The feather is my own design. Actually, I still have a real feather in my purse that I was looking at for inspiration. I love peacocks.
Speaking of my adorable son (and this picture was when he was almost two and he is now thirteen), I added a bit more to him. The spokes of the wheel have been picked out in brown stem stitch and the red stripe with the same stitch. Then I added a brown silk ribbon belt, tiny blue belt loop, and buckle using real gold thread in a satin stitch.
I am now working on four corner blocks and then will put on the 6" border. Maybe it will be finished by Christmas.