When I first saw these Queens, I fell
in love. I even knew the perfect spot to hang them in the house
(see picture to left). My husband, Scott, bought all four patterns
for me as a Christmas gift in 1999. I had this grandiose idea
a rotation but kitting them up as one piece. I had a huge
with all the colors required for all the pieces and a bag that
contained the extras, beads, treasures, and wisper threads
(to which I seem to be allergic). Just in case anyone is interested,
8 skeins of white and a yard of Antique White linen, not to
mention all the antique glass beads. I figure that in materials
these ladies have cost around USD150.00. Framing came in just
a tad shy of USD800.00.
I debated whether or not to do the hands and faces over-one, and at the
urging of my husband and Erica Gonzalez (Moira), I decided to go for it.
had to break down and buy Pattern Maker to rechart the over-one areas.
spent countless hours on this conversion when one includes additional stitching
It is a good thing I was unemployed while I was stitching most of these