Friday, August 19, 2011

Two things......

First, I must show you my doll quilt that I received on Tuesday.  (Actually, I didn't open it until yesterday because I hate to be the one who is all done first.  That happened to me the last time, and it's no fun so I had my DH hide the package until yesterday!)  I like the anticipation to linger, and wonder which one I might get.  Funny thing is that I thought I might get the one I did.  I sorta put a little "hint" in my mosaic.  Duh!  It was made by the talented Teresa from Lochside quilter:

My DQS11 from Terese

So pretty and she included so many nice goodies too.

BUT, onto the really fun stuff!  I am LOVING making these ladies, my friends!  I get such joy just drawing them and then it's very hard to decide which will be put to fabric next.  Yesterday, I drew two of my friends, so I'm thinking they might be done next week, but let me tell you a bit about our star of today.  We all know, Gwendolyn, or someone just like her.  A sweet, sweet, little older lady with her blue eye shadow, overly pink lips, and tons of blush.  Can't you just hear her tiny voice calling you, "sweetie"?  She was just itching to be "born".


Naturally, she had to have blue eyes......after all, she must match her eye shadow, you know.  LOL


I just love the procedure, watching them "grow" to life from the original drawing......oh, guess I forgot to show you that yet......

Gwendolyn - the drawing

Funny how the drawing always makes them look younger than the fabric does.  I've noticed that this happens a lot.  Wonder why?


Did you check out those template earrings?  Cool, huh?  (I thought that was brilliant, if I do say so myself!)  And ta-da......the finished Gwendolyn......(but first I'll show her pretty eyes):

Check out the makeup!

Gwendolyn #2 in "Ladies Series"

As before, Gwendolyn is for sale.  The wall hanging is 14 1/2 by 18 1/2 inches, finished with a sleeve, dowel for stability, and O ring, all ready to hang plus it's numbered (#2 in the ladies series) and personally signed by me never to be duplicated (until I die and my daughter either sells all my drawings or dumps them).  The first $79 plus shipping takes her home.  E-mail me at my address above right if you're interested.  She really needs a new home!  (Oh, and thanks for all your marvelous suggestions about future ladies.  I will take them to heart!)


14 comments:

Merete said...

Wonderful :o)

Cindy said...

He, he, he. I love the heart quilt. It still says, "I love monsters" to me. The jagged border looks like teeth.

Gwendolyn is beautiful. I showed her to my husband....she gave him the creeps. He said it was like looking at a baby doll. (Personal note - they give me the creeps because they're like little dead babies.) Sooooo, maybe that is a big complement. Ms. Gwen Dolly is just too much like a sweet old quilter friend.

This series is fantastic. Part of me is jumping up and down squealing like a little kid chanting, "Do me, do me next!". The other part is thinking that I would come out looking the way I think I look....which really would be creepy.

Please keep them coming!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Beautiful doll quilt! And love the new 'lady'. Yes, those earrings are the bomb!

pinsandneedles said...

Love the doll quilt but...
Gwendolyn is just so cute. You do an amazing job on eyes.

Sandra Kaye said...

Just lovely.!!! I really them both. The heart quilt is adorable. While the lady makes me giggle. Thanks for sharing.--hugs--Sandie

Annie said...

I heard Gwennie call me "Honey" yesterday. She probably has a whole list of endearments for her aquaintences. As I said on flickr, she's marvelous darling! Fabric ages us??!!! Holy crap! Draw me really young! hahaha

Nice little quiltie you got there.

Sara said...

I LOVE all of Gwendolyn!!! The pins in her mouth with the added design element beads and the quilted earrings!!

She will sell nicely:)

Got my pattern the other day in the mail;) Time is needed to get crackin' on it:P

Wendy said...

This one made me really laugh, cause I know someone like her! She is stunning! And her eyes are just beautiful.....I love the tomato in her hair......as usual you have done an excellent job.....

Anonymous said...

How about a series of patterns for us? It could be a different series if you can't share these wonderful women patterns--they would certainly sell. The series is awesome!!!! Such detail.

Anonymous said...

You are one of the few bloggers that reads her comments. Can't wait to see the future ladies--you are so wonderful and happy, thanks for sharing your work because it always makes me smile!!!
P.S. did you major in art? what is your background in art because you are fantastic. Just curious.

Such great talent!!!

Nancy B said...

Love the pin cushion in her hair! So cute.

Sewconsult said...

So fun to see how you go from line drawing to finished work of art. Hi, to Gwendolyn.
Beckie

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

Gwen is great! My favorite part is the tomato pin cushion hair clip - that would be a really fun idea for real - you should invent one!
How is our little Toby these days? I am so glad to hear he is filling your home with joy!

Rettabug said...

What a great little quilt...it will be PERFECT for display around Valentines Day!
Your Gwen looks like such a sweet lady...I just love the expression that you achieve in all the eyes in your projects.

Hugs,
Rett