Friday, 29 April 2016
Stuff the sequins...
I am of an age that when Shirley Conran famously declared in her book Superwoman that "life is too short to stuff a mushroom", I took it to heart. I have never stuffed a mushroom to this day.
And when watching the original Come Dancing on BBC, I knew that the presenter's assertion that a multi-layered netting dress was decorated with 126,500 bugle beads and 38,000 sequins sewn on by hand was deserving only of an adolescent sneer.
So here, many decades later, is my current dilemma: Is life also too short to spend hours hand-stitching myriad little glass beads to my quilt-in-progress, A Change in the Weather, to represent rain?
Where does attention to detail become a ridiculous waste of time?