Saturday, September 17, 2011

Let there be light!!

I have just one thing to say........If you are over 55 and really believe you have natural blond highlights in your hair, you need to make an appointment with your eye doctor!  You have cataracts!  Believe it or not, I used to say that to my hairdresser when I'd go in for a haircut.  I'd say, "I bet you don't have many clients who still have blond highlights at my age, huh?"  And she, (of course) would agree and I would sit there all haughty and proud 'cause I was the only one!  Ahhhh......NO!  Not so much!  Duh....grey, honey....grey!  I was shocked!  Not only was I legally blind in my right eye, I also have a slight cataract in the left (which will be removed on the 29) but the difference in color between the new fixed right eye and left is amazing! I see so much better now, I might just cook and bake again!  Who knows?  'Course that would be less time for sewing.....and I'm not sure if that would work either.  I'm sure these next few weeks will be interesting. Hopefully, my quilting colors won't mute.......I was even impressed with myself when I went through my Flickr stream.  LOL

On another note, I want to show you #10 lady in the series.  This is really neat because when Debra got herself, she took a photo of her with the quilt.  Note how alike they look, but first see the finished quilt:

#10 Debra - The Ladies Series

And now the two of them:

Debra with herself

Debra was a commission quilt and she told me that she collected miniature sewing machines, bird houses and loved Christmas as well as being an avid sewer.  I think I hit all the bases!

I also finished another two Halloween mug rugs before I went in for surgery:

I'm all ready for Halloween, are you?

And:

Happy Halloween says the wee little yellow spider...

I have two more in my head and then I think I'll be done with those.  I did join another swap though.  (Big surprise, huh???)  It's called the potholder pass, but this time you also could sign up for coasters.  I thought that might be fun for a change!  Who knows what I'll come up with for that one????

So, my friends, that's it for today.  I think I'll head off to the store and get stuff to make Roasted Tomato Basil soup and then come home and sew.  You have a fun day too!  AND......thank you for your many well wishes on my cataract surgery.  You'll never know how I appreciate each and every one of you!!!

29 comments:

Mommarock said...

This is awesome! I was thinking hmmm she looks like me :) Of course she is your best so far LOL

Shir Benovich said...

Amazing! As usual - I'm amazed by your work!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful quilts and I'm glad your surgery went well-enjoy the soup:@)

Nancy B said...

Debra's quilt is perfect for her likeness. I'm sure she will treasure this. You really are amazing!
Love the earrings and the holly.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Debra looks Amazing!! Thanks for sharing again Carol.

Amy said...

You make me laugh...now tell me, I am naturally blonde so how will I know??? I am glad that it went well and know that it will next time too. It will be interesting to see if you choose the same colors to work with now.

Keep Stitchin' said...

Your work is amazing! I wish I could meet you in person! You also always make me laugh! Sorry to hear about the cataract, but glad to know you will be seeing things properly again soon! I cannnot tell you how many people I know who have had it done and say their eyesight improved dramatically! Best wishes to you and keep up the great work!

Gmama Jane said...

I too have a cataract growing slowly and I'm glad to know what to look forward to. I can imagine you cracked everyone up in the surgery rooms. The newest lady is spot on...no surprise! I would love to commission you to make one for me so if you'll tell me how to go about it I'll take the plunge.
So pleased you are doing well and back to creating for all of us to enjoy!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Colleen said...

You are too much !! You always make me smile!

stitchinpenny said...

So glad your surgery went well. Colors are amazing!

Trudi said...

you really crack me up Carol, and all this colour with cateracts! the soup sounds delicious! Debra is delightful - thanks for sharing both with us :) Happy quilting!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just so fun to see the recipient with the quilt! How delightful a piece - well, they all are really. Glad the surgery went well and I hear so many comment on the improvement.

Susan said...

Sew glad the surgery went well - pity about those grey bits! Love your interpretaion of Debra!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Oh Carol I'm so pleased the surgery was a great success!! I hope your colours don't mute though, that is part of the beauty of your work.
Wow the resemblance to Deborah is Amazing. Well done you!

Elaine said...

Glad to hear all went well! I love your ladies and your Halloween mug rugs are ridiculous! That itsy bitsy spider in the second mug rug!? Amazing!

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Carol... I hope you are doing well... I just love your lady quilts... Where do you get your insprations from... Your work is just wonderful... Your quilting is marvelous.. Hugs :)

pinsandneedles said...

You were right on with Debra's quilt! Another great job! And what cute Halloween mug rugs! Love your work and creativity!

Bouncypoodle said...

Hi Carol! Wow I'm so glad your cataract surgery went well. I know one day it will be my turn ( My Mom just had her second eye done this past week)

Love your festive mug rugs and your fabulous quilting lady portraits! Your good! ( by any chance you quilt poodle portraits???? Snickering!)

and yes I need a new festive mug rug for my new owl mug,
lol. Have a great week Carol!

Sher said...

That is so beautiful and you amaze me with your talent! The mug rugs are adorable as well.

Annie said...

All of your "real" ladies turn out looking like their "real" self! I think that's what makes them so fun for us. I love that waving cat the best so far!

beachiesews said...

I'm glad your surgery went well, and that is too funny about the color difference! I love your bright style!

Rettabug said...

These are just SOUPer wonderful...so is your roasted tomato. LOL

I love all your creative ideas, Carol & every time I visit, I keep shaking my head in amazement. You are SEW talented!!

Hugs my friend,
Rett

Anonymous said...

Your newest creation looks exactly like the person that commissioned it. You did a fabulous job incorporating her likes of sewing, christmas, and birds. It was wonderful that she submitted a photo so we could see the likeness. Thanks to both of you for sharing. As always you inspire your adoring fans.
Brenda :)

Dianne said...

Congrats on a successful surgery! I am glad to hear that what you noticed afterward was grey hair and not more wrinkles!!! Much easier to fix the hair.
Love your final lady esp her earrings!!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Wow, go out of town for a week (sans internet) and miss out on important things like catarak surgery! I'm so glad everything turned out so well.
That could be me in that quilt. Well, the short brown hair and brown eyes. Very nice.
You are always so amazing.
Tomato basil soup sounds GREAT!!
~a

jetters said...

Found your blog tonight. Your ladies are wonderful to look it. They make me so happy to look at, and I don't even know the real ladies. Your work is fun and inspiring. I need to get off the computer and get quilting!

VickiT said...

Happy to hear your surgery went well. *I* have some of that very nice blonde highlighting myself. haha AND this past weekene when seeing my oldest son for the first time this year he made a comment - actually a lot of comments - about how much of this I had. And of course, one of my twins had to chime in on that conversation as well. WHY do our own children think it's funny to make fun of Mom's BLONDE HIGHIGHTS? LOL

Anonymous said...

Wow all this even with cataracts.Duchess

Beach Angel said...

Love your Ladies!