- I am truly getting better at stitching with all this practice. My points are pointier. My curves are curvier. My seams are neater. My stitches are more delicate. Of course, this means that the first layer or two looks terrible to me now, but I'm just keeping moving forward. After all, done is better than perfect!
- No one knows what a mola is. Working on it in public -- airplanes and airports, hotels, trains and train stations -- means that people ask me about it. I say, "It's a mola." They say, "Huh?" Except that's not 100% true. On my most recent flight a woman leaned across the aisle and asked me, "Is that a mola?" I was flabbergasted! It turns out that she's a mola collector. She was delighted to find someone making a modern one and immediately asked me if I was a Kuna Indian. She was very knowledgeable about molas. It was a great conversation!
And so now that I am confident that you (a) will cut me some slack on my poor stitching and (b) know what a mola is, here are the photos of where things stand right now:
I'm really enjoying the puzzle of designing the patterns and colors as I go, along with learning a new technical skill! Can't wait to see where it will be in another month or two!!
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