Sunday, October 2, 2011

Be a guest......

A guest is what I'll be Monday over on "Sew We Quilt" so pop over there to see me and if you want a treat review some past posts to see lots of super talented people with loads of ideas and hints.  ('Course lots of you already came from there last December when I was a guest and showed oodles of mug rugs.  Smooches to all of you for sticking with me all this time!!!)

Today I want to introduce you to #14 in the Ladies Series (missing from the Sew We Quilt lineup because "she" was traveling).  Her name is "Sandy" and you can see the real "her" here  on her Flickr stream.  Here is my version......as always, first the drawing, then the close up of the eyes and then the finished wall hanging:

#14 in the Ladies Series "Sandy"

Sandy's pretty eyes

#14 - Sandy

If you noticed her heart stud earrings holding the spools, they are supposed to represent all the love that she has for those darling grandchildren that you saw on her Flickr stream.  What a bunch of cuties!

Other than that, (and besides the awesome halloween fabric that I'll show you next time), the only thing new are these coasters that I made yesterday for this swap.  My partner wanted rainbows:

Coasters

Check out the backs:

Backs of rainbow coasters

Think they're bright enough?  Duh!!!  I sure hope she likes them.  I asked for Christmas coasters so we'll see what I get.

So that's it for today, my friends.  If you're new to my blog, thanks so much for visiting and if you're a tried and true follower.....love, love, love and hugs to you!!!  I appreciate each and every one of you!  Really I do!

43 comments:

Coisas da Laura said...

I just LOVE everything you do!!!!Hugs from your brazilian fan!!!

Amy said...

It was sheer genius of someone to match you up with a rainbow loving partner. :) She will love those. I'm looking forward to seeing what Christmas coasters pop up in the PP...you may not be the only one who asked.

Leah said...

Another great lady! I always enojoy seeing the drawing and then the finished product. The coasters are bright and beautiful. I And I love the black french knots! Thanks so much for sharing a your talent with us.

Merete said...

Looking forward to your guest post tomorrow!
I do agree with you - the eyes are stunning, you catch the expression!!
Hugs

Wendy said...

Oh what a treat!! You'll be guest blogging and your work is amazing :) Love your ladies ... way cool :) Even more love your coasters, do believe I have a quilt pattern of yours that they remind me of ;) Lucky swap partner!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Another beauty Carol!
See you tomorrow at Sew We Quilt!

Annie said...

Oh, Sandy is wonderful! I can't get over how fantastic the eyes always are! Love those coasters! They might not have been a good idea...she might want the quilt that matches! You just made me want to make a set of coasters.

Pam - said...

Another brown haired, green eyed beauty! And oh, those awesome coasters - - - please do tell, are the little black dots embroidered; are they fussy cut from black polka dot fabric (perish the thought); are they beads; are they painted on???? Huh, huh, huh? I'm getting eyestrain from trying to figure it out!

Simply Sandy said...

Oh Carol, I love, love, love my beautiful wall hanging you made of me. It is amazing! And those coasters you made aren't bad either. You do such great work. You are awesome!

Mary said...

Ok, I really want one of myself now. How do I become your best Friend to get one??? Great Post over at Sew We Quilt! I'm already a Follower/stalker here.

NancyinSTL said...

You are so talented. I love your wallhangings and wish that I knew how to draw and make them. I'll be showing this to my artist friend. By the time you see this, I'll be a follower.

Lesley said...

You are amazing...I am at a loss forwords...stunning...beautiful...
unbelievable...awesome...and so on and so on!

cmaxwell57@nc.rr.com said...

Carol, you are amazingly talented. Your Ladies are so cool. Thanks for sharing them.

Alicia said...

Carol, I love your ladies! When I saw them on SEW WE QUILT all I could think of is I want one! They made me laugh so much and in each lady I saw a little bit of me. You are such an inspiration, keep up the good work.
~Alicia

Vickie said...

Your quilts do make me smile and are very inspiring! I love your birds! So cute! I came from Sew We Quilt! Thanks so much for sharing!

cheryl said...

Hi Carol, Just found your blogsite and loooove it. Wonder if I could do something like this, am sure I recognise some of the faces!!
Different names though!

agnespat. said...

Hi ;I am a wantobe from Madam Samm's. You are truly an artist, and I so enjoyed your blog. I want to make some mug rugs and maybe I can. agnes pat

Stitchinwitch said...

Love the coasters

Tonni said...

I loved your post over at Sew we quilt! Your work is amazing!

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

Carol - your ladies are so cute!! You do great work!!

I saw your post over at Wantobe Quilter!!

Hugs ~~ Suz
inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

Nancy said...

Carol, I am just in awe over your work! I am here from Madame Samm's and happily now following your Blog~

Huggs, Nancy

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Hi,
You do lovely work. So inspiring.
The colors are great.

Thanks for sharing at Madame Samm's. I'm going to enjoy following your blog.

Snoodles said...

Been lurking for some time, so today I made it official! LOL I enjoy your work - it shows that you are an individual! No cookie cutter stuff for you! (Grin) Those coasters are way cool! Thanks for sharing at Stash.

momof3girls said...

You are so super talented! Your creations make me smile. I'm following you now so that I don't miss any. :) Blessings

Sharon said...

Hi Carol I really love your ladies...what a wonderful artist you are. I came over from Madame Samm's and it was so lovely to wake us and see such beautiful colors. Have a wonderful day.

Jennifer Gail said...

Love the coasters and everything else I've seen so far:)

Lu said...

Oh such talent! Love your work and color combos. Thanks for your wonderful guest post @ Sew We Quilt.

BJ said...

Just read your guest post. I love your 'ladies' you have created. They can't help but make me smile. What fun.

LJ said...

Thanks for sharing your ladies over at SEW WE QUILT today. You are multi-talented! Your art is great and your quilting fantastic. Loved them all. What an inspiration! These coasters are so cute. I have so many projects either that I want to make or need to make for gifts - I always wonder how other people have time to join these "swaps", etc.

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing on Sew We Quilt. Those are adorable.

Patti said...

Somebody else said it but your stitching really is pure genius. You are such an inspiration and I am so going to follow you. I wish you had button whereby I could follow you via an email. Maybe in time. Thanks for all your wonderful work.
Patti xxx

Teresa said...

I am a new follower, and I love your ladies! They are awesome! Found you from Madame' Samm at Sew We Quilt. Hope you have a blessed day.
Teresa

Stormee said...

Wow! I am impressed with your work. I love the detail you put into it. Beautiful.

Loralynn said...

I love your ladies series...so fun to see!

KatheG said...

WOW!!! You do some fantastic work - thanks for the inspiration - not for the ladies (don't have that kind of talent) - but for my favorite - colors!

Sewn Seabee said...

Just saw your post over on "Sew We Quilt" I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your "Ladies"!I bet your friends just love to see themselves created with your wonderful talent!

CJ said...

I definitely think you are absolutely talented with what you do! Very creative! I followed you from the wonderful ...Sew WE quilt. I'm glad I came to join your wonderful site!

You have some awesome artwork!! Keep it up!!! :)

Rettabug said...

It looks just like Sandy!! Amazing how you're able to do that...spooky, actually.

LOVE the brilliant coasters, but they're waaay too pretty to set a drink upon.

gpc said...

What beautiful work! I only wish I were as creative!

iluvmybugs said...

Loved your post at Sew We Quilt...I'm now a follower and can't wait to see more of your amazing, beautiful and fun creations!!! :)

manos de chicureo said...

Hello, I saw you on the blog of Madame Samm. I was fascinated with your pictures. Very friendly and so tied to the theme and patchwork quilt. I became your fan to see your updates.
Yasmin

Andrea said...

love, love, love what you've done with the ladies!

Estrella said...

Me ha encantado tu blog, he llegado a el por casualidad y me ha dejado sorprendida. ¿Como haces para crear tus diseños de caras? están genial. Me gustaría hacer una de mi cara jajajaja. Lo siento no hablo ni escribo inglés uso el traductor.Felicitaciones y enhorabuena por tu blog donde es una inspiración para la creación.

I loved your blog, I've come to the accident and left me surprised. How do you create your designs expensive? are great. I would like to make my face jajajaja. Sorry do not speak or write English using the traductor.Felicitaciones and congratulations on your blog where it is an inspiration for