Friday, May 2, 2008
Derby Hat Swap
A few months back I joined Bristol's Derby Hat Swap. I thought, wow I have a few months I can get this done in no time !!! Lol, Ya, OK.............. After weeks of stressing and thinking, what have I Done ?? I know Nothing, Nada, Zilch about hats. I don't wear them, I don't even wear my hair up in a ponytail. So, what was I thinking ????? lol Anyhow, after all the stress, and fear wore off, I finally had a vision of what I wanted for my sweet Partner Priscilla, And of course, changed my mind 50 more times. But went back to my original thought. I wanted something Elegant for her, as she is such a classy lady. And I wanted to do something very traditional, like would have been REALLY worn back in the 1940's. So, I painted this vintage hat white, and then I stitched on some vintage tulle, all the way around the brim, and gathered it. Soft silky white gathered fabric adorns the top, with a gathered bow. I then added two of the PRETTIEST soft aqua plumes, and a Huge rhinestone broach. This is very simple and I love it !! I hope Priscilla likes it and isn't disappointed.Of course I was late mailing it too !!! Please go check out all of the WONDERFUL hats that were made. I am in AWE of all of the talent out there. I have been sick all week again, with this chest pain thing. I am learning how to live with this and what to do when it starts to hurt, but it is taking time. However, I am So grateful that this is not worse. That and have had the internet people out here 7 times in the last three weeks. I cant keep a signal. So, if I haven't blogged and visited you lately, I do hope you understand, I love all of you, and want you to know, whenever I visit your blog, I stop and pray for you, for your families, your artwork and all of the things that touch your lives. It takes me a FULL day to go thru my list on the left there. But a Full day very well spent. I enjoy each and every friend that I have made online, and cherish each of you. :) By the way, This is the BEFORE picture, lol.