The ladies are beginning to reach their destinations so I can breathe! I always worry that someone might get lost on their way home. lol (Knock on wood though, so far, everyone has found their way......and hopefully that will continue!! I have one still traveling some distance so keep your fingers crossed for me, please?)
I'd like to introduce you to Lady #31 - Maria from Australia. You might recall that I already named one of my first imaginary ladies, Maria.......but she was from my craziness, and this one is very real! As always, first the drawing, then her eyes, and then the final quilt.
And, here is the real Maria from Australia. At first I wasn't quite sure I could capture Maria correctly, but then she gave me permission to make her hair a bit more wild and wonderful, so I was in business. You can reach Maria at her website here.
Besides answering a whole mess of your inquiries as to having your own portraits done, I also finished another 12 1/2" block for the Flickr friend's group quilt project.
THEN...............drum roll here please...............I made my very first zippered pouch. Yes, I did! Hello!! You would have thought this would be a slam/dunk for me, huh? After all, I made kids clothes for years......but believe it or not, I always used buttons. NEVER zippers! Zippers are no-no's on smocked little girl dresses, doncha know??? So here it is. I copied a mug rug that I did last year and made two so both sides of the pouch are identical.
And my special touch for the bottom........a few kisses:
So, that's the latest! I have one or two projects to go and then I start on the ladies again. Stay tuned!