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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Black Feathers on Valentine's Day
I sewed wings for my granddaughter's costume. It's dress rehearsal today--Valentine's day--She'll be doing a ribbon dance to the Beatles song, "Black Bird".
Finishing two projects to be ready today!
I remember reading somewhere that when Native Americans would dance, it was a bad sign if any little detail, a shell, a bead, a feather should fall off. I couldn't help but think of this, while trying to attach these feathers; knowing they'll become wings that will fly all over the stage. Feathers are tricky! I sewed through the spine, knotted and glued the beads, then double knotted each one onto a crocheted strand of eyelash yarn. I feel pretty confident they'll stay on through the wildest dance moves!