Thursday, February 24, 2011
A little comic relief
Thanks to everyone who left a comment yesterday about The Nutcracker series! It's interesting to see how different designs appeal to different people--that's what makes the needlepoint world go around!
I may well be "danced out" at this point, but I did have to chuckle at Edy's thinly-veiled hint about doing some designs based on Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake. It, too, is one of my favorites--in fact, the last role I ever danced was that of the Swan Queen.
That memory prompted me a couple of years ago to add Pavlova to my line of Penguins on Parade. She was so named in honor of Anna Pavlova, a famous Russian prima ballerina, whose signature performance was that of the Swan Queen. "Set decoration" here was provided by a lot of Kreinik metallic threads, and her fluffy tutu and head adornment were supplied by white Peluche, worked in tent stitches and then ruffed up with the tip of my needle. It's a great thread for special effects!