And then it took me the better part of the week to create the fourth side:
Which doesn't sound so bad now but it sure felt like slow going during the week. Of course, the migraines don't help. I still haven't laid out all the blocks around the top to make sure I'm happy with their current placements but that day will come.
Because I haven't felt up to that task but because I had to stitch something I turned to a UFO. This one happened to be a doll. The pattern, some of the fabrics, and the inspiration came in a package from Alma Stoller early in 2010 as far as I an remember.
She's only a little stump doll (meaning she has no legs) about eight inches tall.
Longtime readers may remember the stamped swatch of muslin that crosses her chest:
That was in the package of goodies from Alma. I foundation pieced the scraps of fabric to create the front and back body panels. Her arms are stuffed with a bits of Warm & Natural batting. Then she was whammied by my magic beading needles. ;- )
Even on her back!
Her hair is a bit of fancy trim. I debated whether to leave her face without features, like the Amish do. In the end I used a couple of beads for eyes and a heart sequin for her mouth.
I'm especially pleased with the application of the 'dream' charm.
Since she is part self-portrait and part motivation angel I gave her scissors and something to work on.
All I have to do now is clear off some space near my main work station so she can be nearby to do her job!