Y’all, I am officially defending my dissertation in November! HURRAY! Now that I’m not sick, I am making quick progress. In celebration, I am working this little bitty Thai dancer. It’s an embroidery kit from Pinn Stitch (they mostly have cross-stitch, but they both this kit and a second dancer). It comes with a frame (one of those rubber fake wood ones), gold thread, beads, and pink ribbon for embellishing the preprinted design, but I have decided to add more thread and embroider the whole thing. I have already started, and am having tons of fun.
The Manohra Thai dance (which is what this dancer is performing) is about a half-bird woman (see the wings!), her father-in-law the king, and some unscrupulous court advisors who are conspiring to convince the king to murder her. I found a video of some of it if you want to see the real thing: