Whew! There for awhile I thought my #13 lady wouldn't make it. It seemed like an age since I sent it, but it FINALLY arrived and now I may show you all.
The lovely Kat, from here
(in Australia...thus the long postal trip) asked me to do a portrait of her. She told me to do what I wanted, but there definitely had to be a butterfly somewhere on the quilt since it was her trademark. Kat was the lady who was my swap partner in DQS10, so I got to know her pretty well. She sent me three or four pictures, but the finished product is usually different. (Probably since I don't quilt teeth. LOL)
Note the hair difference. When I first drew it, I thought her hair was shorter than it was so I had to lengthen it a bit...thus the double line. (Perhaps I should have made it longer yet. Although it probably grew while the quilt was traveling since it took almost a month for her to get. :D)
And here's a picture of Kat with her quilt:
For sure you can see the resemblance, right? Even though the real Kat doesn't have a butterfly in her own hair?
I do a have a few other ladies to make, but I'm taking a well deserved break from them for a week or so to recharge my batteries, so to speak. I'm kinda "ladied" out and need a breather doing some other stuff for a bit. (Don't worry all you who spoke to me about yourselves......I haven't forgotten you, really!!!)
In the meantime, I made these two blocks to go to a Flickr friend who is going through some wicked cancer treatments. A bunch of us decided to send her blocks of a certain size and design so that she gets some "mail love" for a month or two, and when this horror in her life is over, she will have time to put them all together and remember all the love and prayers that were sent to her.
Can you tell that we're doing birds and windmills? Duh!
Lastly, I joined this swap
and I have been wracking my brain to come up with something marvelous. Last year I went through the same crisis, so I'm thinking this might be it. I hate it when something stresses me out to the point where I even dream about it. Ornaments aren't as simple as you might think. (Especially when you're a high achiever, like me!) UGH! I did do a prototype of this mouse, but it needs tons of tweaking yet. (Don't look at the messy stitching. I didn't have any grey pearle cotton.)
Poor thing couldn't even stand on his own, although he is fully jointed. I think I have it figured out though, so stay tuned. This and other cute felt things will be my main project this week. I am having such fun doing hand work for a change! Perhaps I will even make more than my required 3. Who knows?