Monday, August 22, 2011

My friend, Rettabug

You might have seen a link on my blog to "The Gazebo House".  That blog is owned by my dear friend, Rett!  You must check it out!  She and I have known each other for ages, it seems, although we have never met in person.  Sometimes, it happens that way when you just seem to hit it off with a person on-line and eventually you are calling each other over the phone and chatting about everything.  That's how it is with Rett and I.  

When I decided to put my ladies to fabric, I naturally thought of friends I could copy.  Since I never really met Rett in person, (although I have seen pictures of her), I could basically do whatever I wanted as long as it sort of depicted her........(if you know what I mean.)  I must admit that I had to ask her for her eye color.  He-he......we've never gotten THAT close!

Now, before I reveal my creation, let me tell you a bit about Rett.  On the drawing, it appears as though she could be a waitress.  While this is totally untrue (although her husband might not agree), she was a critical care nurse in another life and thus the hat.  She also is carrying dishes.......(another indication of luncheon help?).......not really!  Rett is an AVID china collector!  In fact, (and she'll probably shoot me for this)......she has dishes hidden all over her house including under the sofa since she is totally out of room in hidden locations.  In addition, she is a wonderful sewer and makes gorgeous creations for her darling granddaughter, Miss C.  So, let me present my friend, Rett........

The drawing  #3 in Ladies Series




Face close-up

And the finished wall hanging:

My friend, Rettabug!

I hope you like her as much as (we) do.  She told me that she wishes she looked that good.  LOL  (I did knock a few years off of her!!)

Incidentally, Gwendolyn is still here.  The "dear" didn't sell yet, so if you're interested, let me know.   Thanks for reading my blog.  I hope I'm not boring you with all these ladies, but I am having such fun!

26 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm sure with eyes, Iike that she would have trouble getting men out of critical care! She is beautiful!

I love seeing your creations. They always make me smile.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I'm sure Rett loves your creation! I, too, can claim a friendship with her, but I was blessed to be able to meet her last spring. Can't wait to see her again. She's one beautiful lady, and your wall quilt is just perfect!
xoxo
Donna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun that you made Rett! It was through her blog that I stopped over here. I'm sure she loves it and too funny about the dishes:@)

The Retired Mama said...

I love your ladies series. Actually I love almost everything you have posted. On Pintrest I have a board that is named mamacjt because I kept pinning so many of your quilts I thought you needed your own board. I am waiting for one of the ladies that looks more like my mother and then let me tell you I will snap it up lickedy split.

Judy said...

Love it Carol. You are so darn good at this. I'm sure Rett will love her too.

Madame Samm said...

HI Sweetie...well dears Rett. will be thrilled how could she not be...love it Carol...you are onto something amazing..

Anonymous said...

No you are not boring us with the ladies. I look forward to seeing them. Each one, such an artistic creation. Please continue with the series, they are so fun!

Sewconsult said...

I am a follower of Rett's blog. It's probably how I landed her several months ago! I love the blogging and Facebook world. It has opened so many doors to friendships for me. I have a "twin" that I found through an embroidery list over 8 yrs ago. We have been email and chatting over the phone ever since.
I think Rett will love her likeness.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Annie said...

Rett looks like quite the fun person to know! So, you do up a portrait and then you tell secrets about your victims...well now, that's my kind of friend! You're killin' me Carol, love ya!

Suzanne said...

Boring! Are you kidding, I love looking at your fantastic creations! I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Ana Cosentino said...

Achei o máximo...É a minha cara.Até os óculos são iguais.Amei.
Parabéns!

Alexis said...

I love your ladies and look forward to each one. Yours is one of the first blogs I check to see what is new. Love them all.

Rettabug said...

I can't begin to tell you how touched & thrilled I was when I opened this beautiful mini-quilt portrait! I truly smiled from ear to ear...BTW, check out those earrings! LOL REAL buttons & REAL textured floss for thread. Too cute!

I have her hung right next to my polka-dot items on the bakers rack in the kitchen. She's staying there until everyone in the family visits & gets to see her, then I maybe will let her come stay with me in the sewing room. I don't know, though, because I smile whenever I walk past her. Lord knows, I've been spending more time in the kitchen than in the sewing room lately, too.

Thank you a million times for preserving me so beautifully in tapestry. I will be forever grateful for your friendship, Carol & for all that you've taught me...sewing & otherwise.

MEGA GRATEFUL HUGS,
Rett

ShirleyC said...

That is too stinking cute! You did a great job, and I can already see the resemblance.

AlthemeseB said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! I just love what you do on your blog. You are sew talented.

Donna said...

I just saw this on Rett's blog and it is adorable! You do wonderful work and so cute!
Hugs,
Donna

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

This is just Amazing! I have never seen anything like it....what a wonderful craft and you really nail it!!

Bunny said...

Fabulous! You have really captured our dear Rett.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Oh my Goodness! Your portraits get cuter every time. I LOVE THEM!!!! Your friend Rettabug is SO VERY LUCKY!
I LOVE every.single.thing you have ever made. I love the colors, the detail, whimsy and the joy it brings me to just look at your blog. You are one of my favorite bloggers.
I hope you know what happiness you bring to the world just by being YOU. I keep your blog in my tabs, so when I sit down at the computer, your blog, my gmail and my google reader are first to come up. It makes me smile. Thanks
~a
::wondering how I can become better friends with you:: *smile*

Mamen said...

That beautiful and original, I like your work
Mamen kisses

Wendy said...

She is stunning! Another great quilty....and you are in no shape, form or fashion being boring with all these....they are so much fun to see...thank you for sharing them with us.....

HOPE said...

Fantastic!!!

Love this.

HAPPY DAYS
HOPE

Susan said...

No way could your blog ever be boringg - well maybe if it was ALL Toby - even then we would jsut see lots of cuteness! Still hoping you will decide to sell your drawings . . we can sort out the pattern part!!. Love the first lady the most but the others are also so great!

Mary said...

I had to pop over after seeing Rett's likeness your wonderful creation! I'm blown away...too fun & I'm lovin' those button/spool earrings, tape measure bow & polka dot dishes!

Annette said...

You could never bore us with your ladies. You have such a wonderful gift and it is wonderful that you share it with all of us. Thank you for sharing.

Karen said...

Absolutely perfect in every way! Bravo!