The piece started off with the heart and then I felt it needed a "tag line" - hence the "LOVe is eteRnAl" (their initials are R and A) and the letters are all the same height).
But then it looked naff and slightly boring in a pretentious sort of way. So I added the beading at the top of the heart.
But then the beading looked disconnected from the fabric and the heart shape and the whole thing really, so I added a few little circles of beads. And by that time I was very, very tired and it was the night before the big party.
Still I felt it was finished! That's always a difficult point for me to reach and hold on to. But here it is ...
and they loved it. I want to believe that they saw how much of me I poured into this for them.