|Helen Palenski's red hat lady|
With so much detail shown, it's hard to believe that this little figure is only 1 1/2 inches tall.
Do you know the poem that was the inspiration for this miniature? It's called 'Warning' by Jenny Joseph. The narrator promises to be a difficult old lady! Here is the start of the poem:
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals and say we've no money for butter.
Helen's wee old woman is perfectly suited to the poem - she looks like a formidable lady with 'attitude'!
If you would like to see more of Helen's exquisite miniature knitting, look in the 'Guest Interview' section of this blog where I did a 2-part interview with Helen.