Yeah, today you get to meet the missing ladies. They were all commissioned some time ago, but were gifts so we had to wait. First, is Delia from the UK (actually they're all from the UK, if you can believe, but I'm not sure they all know each other. lol) Delia is Lady #66
A friend of Delia's asked me to do her portrait as a gift.
Then, not long after, Ailsa wrote to me from Japan and asked me if I could do both her mother and aunt who were not sewers, but knitters and visiting her from the UK. She wanted to surprise them. I had never done a knitter before, so I sort of "winged it", but she told me they were pleased. First, meet Ailsa's Mom, Margaret…..Lady #68:
And here is Ailsa's Aunt Pat, lady #69:
And YES, I did knit that tiny earring!
Naturally, I sent out envelopes. The bunny was sent too late for Easter, but the thought was still there.
Of course, I read some books this week too. Believe it or not, three were from the library (although I still have stacks of soft covers here to read. lol)
"Silence for the Dead" by Simone St. James
"Without Warning" by David Rosenfelt
"Vintage - a Novel" (Debut) by Susan Gloss
"The Good Luck of the Right Now" by Matthew Quick
The last three were the best in their own right. "Without Warning" was a thriller, "Vintage" was a contemporary and "The Good Luck of the Right Now" was laugh out loud funny and all three are available at your local library. They're recent releases and all hardcover books. I love reading different stuff!!!
So, that's the news! I did sew this week too (if you can believe????) I joined two swaps, and had time (for some reason) to browse through my favorites on flickr one evening which gave me tons of inspiration. Who knows, I just might start sewing like a mad woman again????? Have a super week, my friends!! AND….if you have time…..jump over to freeze-frame's blog on my side-bar and wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It's Monday! Have a happy week, Annie!!!