While delivering some pieces that I made for a local Gift Shop I saw this angel in the trash. You will note that the angels hands are missing. The angel is about 24 inches tall and is resin cast. The hands were broken in shipment, and could not be found. So the shop put her in the trash. I prefer to call my actions an "angel rescue" rather than "dumpster diving". My first plan was to carve some hands and finish them to match the piece. But hands are very difficult to carve, and I was afraid that I would not do a good enough job.
What I do is to make a connection between the two wrists. Over this connection I'll drape a piece of fabric that has been dipped in starch. The idea is to drape and fold the fabric so that it dries and looks like the angel is holding and looking at a quilt. This will necessitate experimenting with some fabric. I am thinking about assembling a quilt piece and staining/dyeing it to kind of match the finish of the angel; and starch and drape it in front of the angel.
Maybe someone out there has a suggestion. Don't be afraid to leave me a comment.