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| HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! |
Here's what's been keeping me very busy, every since the last of 's sleighs left with and Fed Ex!!
Due to our upcoming show schedule this next year my much anticipated, coveted, and awesomely loved special after Christmas sewing time is going to be VERY SHORT this year... but, I just HAD to show you the awesome lap quilt that I've spent every waking minute of the entire last week designing and building for a very dear friend of mine ...because sometimes words are just not enough... and you have to have something tangible that you can touch! ...so you'll know you're really loved and appreciated!!
(with MUCH technical assistance, as well as encouragement, and catered gourmet meals from the very talented and always supportive love of my life TThealer56 )
BTW, I now have an extreme appreciation for all the ladies who hand pieced quilts together, before sewing machines ...and then had to hand quilt them, too!!
Annnnnnnnddd I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for being my friend and let you know that I've missed you ...and since ALL my very best friends are peeps I've met on I hope to be back more in 2014
In the meantime, I hope that 2014 will bring you all the best of everything as well as much love, light, and happiness!!
and thank you again, and publicly, Dear Doc TThealer56 for the beautiful picture of me, too (that doesn't make me look as old and wrinkled as I really am )
I did try cropping the image, to remove some of the clutter... but, it somehow looked strange with just the top part of my body showing (with no legs) so the clutter version it is
| Do you know how hard it is to photograph a bag that is mostly black?? |
Anyways, this is one of my masterpieces that I've been creating this year ...my wonderful friend Koni *sametimenxtyr gave me a similar bag last July, that her aunt had created... the original idea of this bag being to carry a small dog in... but, since I'm not a dog person... the bag that Koni gave me became my everything bag... and I absolutely loved carrying it!
Yes the sewing and photography are all mine!!
I actually made four of these cat bags in January of 2011,
and I carry one of them myself!!
Hope you like it!
and here are a couple more versions of the same bag ~
| NO POST-PROCESSING NEEDED!! |
Yep! That's right! ...straight out of the camera!! ...except for the border, and my copyright I did NOT do any post processing to this image... now you know why I continue to absolutely Mexico Beach, Florida!
Soooooo... is this kick-ass, or what???!!!
We were worried that there wasn't gonna be a sunset tonight... due to the dark clouds to the west ...but, then they lifted just enough to expose the single little cute above the ...and we were clicking!!
and my sweet hubby Bob TThealer56 helped me be able to get down on the sand tonight (rather than just parking on the seawall)... and it was a joy! Thanks sweetie!
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I have NOT requested a critique on this deviation... or any others in my gallery... and I certainly DO NOT want unsolicited critiques
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let me say thanks, in advance for every that you leave for me...
I'll also make every effort to get by your gallery in the near future, and return the favor. But please be patient with me, for I earn my living as an artisan, with my hands and eyes, and DA is my relax time... and sometimes that time must be short in order to keep the bills paid!