With my sister in NYC
Going nuts over my new tickets... I admit it, I am a little bit crazy
As for my 1840's stays, I finished the embroidery on both sides shortly before I left for NYC. Here are a few pictures (sorry for the bad picture quality).
The finished pieces of my stays so far
Initials close-up. I decided to make a mirror image of the initials for the right side, since the flowers were this way.
My super-nice uncle also brought me some silk from Vietnam, like I asked him. The silk is beautiful, but it's not exactly the color I hoped for. Still, I'll juste change my design a little to incorporate some of the brighter colored silks I already had, and this one will also make a gorgeous cape. I had the intention of making one anyway, with a hood and everything.