First off I want to tell you that this is a warning.....I grab lots of my photos from my Flickr account (as most of you know). With the new changes (ugh) on Flickr lately, and my stupidity on computer situations, todays post might be a jumble mess. Time will tell! IF I could keep my fingers crossed as I type this, I would, because today has me baffled as to what might happen. So, here goes:
First, I want to introduce you to two new "Ladies". #48 is the first one. Meg is her name and here she is:
And here is the original photo that Meg sent to me. Actually, there were originally 3 people in the photo, but I cropped her out to show you.
Next, we have the lovely, Paula. Actually, Paula was commissioned by a friend as a gift for her 50th birthday. I had to wait a long time to show you Lady #39, but here she is:
And here is Paula with herself:
Other "ladies" are in process of flying to their owners so hopefully, you will see more next time. I'm ready to sew more of you, so anytime you're ready, I would LOVE to create you in fabric too!!!
Onto the swaps......!!! I had one thing to do and yeah.......I finished that last week too. I signed up for the simple group (although this project did take me close to 5 hours), but I love the result and actually thought about keeping them myself. I made coasters with a pad for a pitcher:
I bought two strips of the squared Malka fabric at my LQS, cut them apart, trimmed them with Kona white, cut them at 5 inches, lined them with 2 pieces of batting, backed with another square, flipped them inside out and quilted them on the lines already on the fabric. Cool and easy!
Then.......I've still been doing envelope art too. Thankfully, I had lots in reserve to send to my friends because this was a busy sewing week. These have already been delivered though so I thought you might enjoy them too:
And lastly, let me show you a picture of our lilac bush. It's finally blooming in all it's glory:
Now......if Flickr would come up with "smell-a-Flickr" we'd be all set! Have a great week, my friends!