I received my gift from Jude! I was so excited to open the box. I have admired Jude’s work for so long and wished often to see and touch it. The piece is even more amazing in person. The embroidered chainstitch is the smallest I have ever seen, just big enough to see with the naked eye. It is just so beautiful , the whole thing. When I found out I would be the lucky recipient , I wrote Jude and excitedly told her of my collecton of couples. With the exception of the painting of the couple on the beach, I collected them all before I’d met my husband. I had them all set up in my bedroom as a kind of magical attraction for what I wanted in my life, a mate…a friend, a partner. It must have worked, because now I have one, and together we have a son and a family. Jude’s quilt fits very well in this little collection, I am so happy to include it. I am hoping to have a framed wooden box made. My sister’s oldest son is a cabinet maker/wood craftsman. I am excited to see what he can make for this sweet piece of art and such a kind gift.
Included in this wonderful package was a bunch of wonderfully soft and colorful velvet, Jude generously sent them along to help my efforts in creative hat making. They are really fun and quite the collection of velvet. I can’t wait to use them.
Thank you Jude, I love my gift.