This embroidered picture is for a young lady's 21st birthday.  

unfinished symphonies

The piece is divided into a grid of 16 parts, representing 16 different experiences of her life, past and present.  

Each section is based on a stave (5 lines, beads or stitches), reflecting her interest in music. 

Each section is the start of an overture where the rest of the piece is still to be written - the future

The music is full of colourful interludes – people met and places visited

There is continuity throughout with golden pathways reaching from top to bottom

Some of the steps on the road of life are seen in the variety of horizontal paths.