I have always loved this portrait hanging over my grandmother's bed. I never knew that my Swedish Great Grandmother made it. I was so delighted and excited to discover this. Look at how she used the sequins to make the breasts... sequins! I realize that maybe what I sew and why I sew is genetic...and that the overlap of emroidery and cultural design between my Mexican and Swedish sides are not so different. This was so enlightening and such a highlight to our vacation down South.