I managed to get enough done on the R.E.M. piece to get it photographed last evening. I added the pin buttons and sewed on the buttons from a shirt. I drilled tiny holes in the guitar picks and stitched those on. The patches were just taped on for the photo because I still need to add more stitching where some of them will be attached permanently. I had also bought some new old stock R.E.M. key chains from 1995. I wasn't sure how I would use them in the quilt, but last night I decided to just hang on from a pocket and attached it by snapping the ring in the snap. Here are a few detail pictures
I got a quick shot of the piece before the photographer started shooting. He was a really nice fellow and answered all my concerns. I will post the photo he took once I get it, but here is mine I took with my iPhone. I was happy that it hung straight! I hadn't had time to see if it did hang straight.
I am trying to breathe a bit easier now since I met the photo deadline, but it is hard for me to calm my brain down. I will continue to work on this piece as there is a lot more embroidery that needs added. I have to turn it in between September 5 - 8, so at least I don't have to concentrate every waking moment to working on it. It will be nice just to spend some time cooking a real meal or cleaning up around the house without being stressed about spending the time doing that instead of stitching.