My hearts still shaking after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that shook New York City today. I know you must be thinking what I thought, earthquakes don't happen in New York City. Well, apparently they do.
Today I was inspired to start hand beading again. I pulled out all my beads, beading needles, threader, tiny scissors, and hoop, and spread it all out. I mapped out the heart on a piece of fabric, placed it inside the hoop, and began to sew the beads onto the fabric. After 10 minutes, I'd only sewn on maybe 3 beads. I'd forgotten just how time consuming hand beading is. So in the interest of time, I decided to arrange the beads inside the heart instead, for today's heart. If I do actually finish the heart in time (which is not even possible unless by some divine miracle), I will post it later.
We went to see the Alexander McQueen show, Savage Beauty, at the MET today. It was a whirlwind from start to finish. I thought if we got there when the museum opened there wouldn't be a line. HA. The show is closing on Sunday, so not only was there a line inside the museum for the exhibit itself, there was a line outside the museum just to get inside. Apparently the MET has never seen such a huge turn out for any show in its history so they were totally unprepared. At one point a rumor was spreading around the line, once we were inside, that they closed the front door of the museum and weren't letting anyone else in. We made it in by about 20 people! Anyway, after the many hours it took to finally get to see the exhibit it was worth every second spent in line. After I could hardly hold back the tears. I am just heart broken over the loss of McQueen. He was a genius by any standard.
I have a wonderful idea for a beautiful heart I want to make in honor of McQueen, but I ran out of time today, so whipped up a quick heart out of the bag my exhibition book came in, a page torn out of a magazine, and a couple pieces of scotch tape. Viola. I hope I will be able to make the tribute heart later this weekend.