I have been toiling away on my March diptych inspired by the journal sketch above for quite some time now. I had very good intentions, I envisioned sheers hand-stitched and free-hand machine embroidered and painted..... Things looked pretty good at the hand-stitched stage, but I ignored that little voice that kept saying STOP! IT'S FLAWED!!! because I had invested too much time into the hand stitching already. Surely I could fix it with the next few steps... well.... surely I could not... Various family happenings kept in the way of my art time and I snatched away two minutes here and two minutes there, when really I should just have left it alone. So now it is glued to canvas with many a different layer of paint on it and other doodads that I mistakenly thought would save it... And no I'm not showing it to anyone, I'm just starting over... Though I might one day rip it off that canvas and find another use for it, just might... Stay tuned!