Selena?? who's she?

Aren't these the days when we miss our mothers the most ?  They would be there, keeping an eye on you, trying to feed you something warm and fresh....sigh!! 
Ironic,isn't it? When we're little ,we're so eager to become 'big' ,but when we grow up, we wish to relive our childhood.
By the way, who's Selena? I too didn't know who she was until I found this series of pictures . Selena or Queen of the night is a flower that blooms only one midsummer night.She's beautiful,huge and smelly,oops sorry ...fragrant :) !! 
Ask me why I was looking around for her? Because the miniature design I was stitching was titled Selena's sister. I looked for the sister,but couldn't find her and found Selena instead. Then I realised that the piece was inspired from Selena and hence the name Selena's sis. Whatever be the case, Iam getting to know some new flowers and some nice names,thanks to BE :)

This is again a Rosalie Wakefield design  for the intermediate/advanced brazilian embroiderers.Quite a few new stitches here and tiny seed beads too. 
I've made some progress in the Schwalm piece and will show you where I stand in my next post.
But before I sign off, I've to show you a pic. Guess who got inspired from my painting attempts??

I'd to part with a canvas I'd kept for further trials with acrylic and the little one came up with this.She wanted me to put the pic on "ma's computer". So here it is. A promise is a promise :) 
I love the colors,I must admit.And much better than some so called abstract paintings of world famous artists that go on sale for millions.A mother's opinion...ofcourse :)

Till my next post,
Take care,
Love,luck and sunshine,