She did agree with me that the Victorian lady needed to be more defined and lifted up so to speak and let me take it back home to dismantel the two hours of assembling it, fix it and return it next week when finished. This matt is just temporary and she agreed she'll frame it to suite her tastes/decor. And was quite impressed with how the tatted edging resting on the bevelled matt was so appropriate and striking. Everyone just LOVED the beaded spider (I think the largest I've made so far).
So considering I had it back and last night was our quilting guide's first meeting of the year I took it for Show n Tell and it was admired by many.