Lots of stuff to show you today. I've been working! First, let me show you my 3.5 inch bitty block for February. The themes are bees and monsters. I don't like bees, so I decided to only do the monsters. lol You might remember that we have to do 12 and then receive 11 of the same theme back from the other participants. Someday I'll show you some of those. For now, here is my guy:
And the whole group:
Did you notice that although I cut the shapes all the same, that they each seem to have their own personality just by a certain twist of the placement of the pieces? I think that is really cool!
Then, I made a quilted page for my friend, Annie's, book. She is adding pages as the feeling "hits" her, so I thought I'd add to the fun. Besides, she is the sun in lots of lives, so I thought I should tell her!
Then, I did something from my past. I joined a swap where one of the items of interest is homemade stuffed animals or dolls. Years ago, I made 60 dolls for charity.....(actually, I sold a few first), so I retrieved the pattern wondering if my partner would be interested. What I didn't remember is what a number it would do to my hands stuffing that baby. Eikes! Even my shoulders hurt!
And finally, I MUST introduce you to a very special lady......#32. The very first non-sewing LADY in my series! Her name is Dee, and she is a kindergarten teacher from Texas who has been teaching for 24 years and L O V E S cupcakes. At first, when I got her request, I was surprised thinking she might want cupcakes in addition to sewing stuff, but NO! She is known as the "cupcake teacher" and the whole school knows it, I guess. Right now, her quilt is hanging in her classroom "watching" all her kiddos. One young student asked this morning, if it talked. lol How sweet is that? Remember when you see her original photograph (which she kindly gave me permission to use) that she has been teaching for 24 years!! Personally, she doesn't look much older than 24 to me.
And Dee's original photo that she sent to me:
Many of you have written asking me about my fabric portraits, so I thought I'd just mention what I charge and the process in case any more of you might be interested. (Besides the fact that the prices went up this week based upon the postage increases. Ugh!) The cost of an approximate 14x18 inch fabric likeness is $110 USD for US residents and $125 USD for international customers. This price includes postage and gets you a fabric wall hanging quilt, with sleeve, dowel and O ring all ready to hang. My turn around time is usually a week to two and payment is due when the portrait is finished prior to shipping. I take checks from US residents or Paypal for everyone. If you are interested, write to me at the e-mail address on my sidebar. From you, I will need a photo sent to me via e-mail, along with knowledge of eye color (since it's rarely seen in true color from just a photo), shape and color of eye glasses, favorite colors of the recipient, hobbies, etc. Just like with the "cupcake lady", special items can be included. Mostly, I use white as a background color since it's clean and works well with every other color, but if your decor doesn't look good with white, we can discuss that too. I hope to hear from you. I LOVE making my "ladies" and each is very special to me!!
So......until next time............have a wonderful week, my friends!!!