I've been a busy girl and have two new lovely ladies to introduce to you. I hate to break up our Halloween saga, but Annie still has not received #8 envelope, nor 11, 12, 13 or #14 that I've sent, so who knows where they are? I'm thinking some post office employees are getting the same entertainment out of them as we are, but I wish they'd get a move on so I can finish the story. So, in the meantime, I thought you might like to meet Ladies #58 and #60. There will be more! #61 is flying home to Australia, and #59 and #62 are Christmas gifts and will be introduced in a few months.
First off is Lynda. Lynda is lady #58 and hails from the good old USA.
See the "real" Lynda below. She was kind enough to allow the use of the original photo she sent to me. Thank you, Lynda!
Next, we have lady #60, Deena. I must admit that Deena was quite a challenge for me and I was so hoping I could do her justice. It's not often that I do "young" women, and that alone is difficult.....but Deena was my very first African-American lady with Egyptian heritage. She wanted her "portrait" to use in her booth for music festivals to promote her business and sent me "her" fabrics" to use for her shirt and binding, plus beads to add to her quilt to reflect who she is. Thankfully, I did okay!
And here are the photos that Deena sent me to use. Once I was done, I almost had a heart attack thinking that I had made her hair the wrong length when I again looked at the first photo, but then realized that the dreads belonged to her friend and not her. Whew! Good thing she sent me two photos! Thanks, Deena!
So there you have it! Two more lovely ladies to add to the ever growing collection. If you are thinking of having a fabric portrait done, here is the blog post showing the earlier ladies of 2013 and telling the procedure. I'd LOVE to add YOU to the ever growing group too!
Now......say a little prayer that Annie gets her envelopes so we can continue the saga of Walter and his costumes. Until then, have a great week...........