Life has been a little topsy turvy lately, but I'm still here, sewing as much as I can. But, starting last Wednesday, we spent a lot of time celebrating the marriage of a friend's daughter. It was an Indian wedding, and the celebrations go on for days. Wednesday was a dinner at the home of the bride's parents to meet all of the family members who had come long distances to the wedding. Thursday was a luncheon for the ladies, where the decoration of the bride was taking place. If you click on the picture, you can see how intricate the designs are on her hands. Unfortunately, you can't see the foot that's completed.
There was also a second young lady who decorated the hands of the guests, of course not nearly as complex as those for the bride. The designs are done with henna, and last for as much as two weeks. This is my hand, with my design slowly fading away.
When I made the blocks, I just picked any one of them to make, but with the triangles, I'm going straight around, just as they're printed in the book. They haven't been too hard yet, (and not as wonky as they look in the pics), but I'm only on the fifth one.
In The Studio
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