Saturday, October 21, 2017
From there began a long sad adventure from which Julia is still recovering. We learned she has Arterial Venous Malformation in her intestines, potentially life threatening. Two surgeries to cauterize some of the worst offending malformed veins, and after over a month at rehab, trying to regain the mobility to get out of bed, Julia is now at last at home.
I notice it was nine months ago that I shared the progress report on the first needlepoint:
I've widened the eye placement compared to the first version. The only color changes from the first version is the shadowed gold under the eyes and the center red band in the collar is darker. Grayscale photos of the first version showed the bright red and the apple green were too alike in darkness. (I say 'grayscale' as that's Photoshop term, B/W is a form of "bitmap" that renders everything to black and white tones only.)
And I've used the basketweave stitch (which you can see by the diagonal stitches).
A serene and loving gaze looks out from the second version, with which I'm pleased.
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