Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I am now one of the "Ladies" - and a finish

Number 50 to be exact.

I have long admired the work of Carol at Mamacjt.  She does beautiful art work, and  her Ladies series - wow.  What fun to be able to create those brilliant wallhangings just from  a photo.  Recently she posted that she was waiting for another Lady to do, and it would be no 50.  I would like to think that matches my age, but cant stretch the truth to that.  But I am so happy to be Carol's no 50.




Here we are together.
Isnt that just a bit cute !!!  The wallhanging I mean.

I also achieved a finish last night after stitching down the binding on a quilt.

I started this quilt in 1995 - yes that is right, 1995.  It was the first full sized quilt I attempted, after making a couple of small wallhangings.  I made the quilt top, did the borders etc, even bought the backing. Then.....

My Dad came to stay with us for the last 9 months of his life.  He was very ill and required a lot of care.  I took time off work to be there with him, and did very little stitching in that time - well a bit of hand stitching while sitting with him, but that is all.

After his death, I worked on other quilts and stitcheries, but didnt go back to this quilt - for no reason other than I didnt.  At times I thought I didnt like it, then I did like it.  I really didnt know.  Recently I got it out again to look at the sampler blocks and decided that it was time to "deal" with it.   So I finished it !!!
Now I do like it.

20 comments:

shez said...

wow you make an awesome no 50 Marilyn,love her work and i am so glad that you finished this quilt as it is stunning,well done.xx

Jeanette said...

Love the hanging Marilyn. Glad you finished your quilt. It's very lovely. Hugs,xx.

Susan said...

Great to knock another one off the list. Congrats on getting your own lady - perhaps we will have it for show & tell soon??

Helen said...

What a milestone no 50 congrats it looks fantastic....
I really like your quilt well done it looks great !!!!!

Vicki ♥ said...

I love your portrait of you :) Gorgeous just like you Marilyn :) Your quilts are lovely and special :) Hugs Vicki xx

Fiona said...

I think that just makes it such a special quilt.... its lovely and so I'm glad you like it....
How cool is that picture... almost as cute as you .... how fun are those earrings...
Hugz

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

You have put lot of work into this wonderful quilt, it deserves to be finished and used at last.
Love your no.50 quilt - very special!

bettsylyn (Lynda) said...

I love the hair bow - are you going the wear one like that the next time we see you? And congratulations on achieving a finish, it will bring you warmth.

Noela said...

Love your quilted lady. I'm going to order one soon as I just love them. Hugs.....

Maria said...

I read on Carol's blog that she had made a 'Marilyn mini quilt'...and it looks wonderful! The quilt you've just finished looks lovely!

EclectChic said...

Aww, you're a bit cute too! Lol. Wow...1995 - how neat that you finished it! (Maybe having a gazillion UFOs is a family trait? Haha) xo

Maria said...

What a lovely finish Marilyn.
Great No 50 Fabric mini of you...

Christine M said...

The ladies Carol makes are wonderful. Well done on your finished quilt.

De said...

You are cute too Marilyn! Lovely mini of you! Well done on the finish....great colours ;)

debbie said...

love that quilt Marilyn, so happy you have finished it. you can't rush some things LOL..and congrats on being #50. cool!! xx debbie

Anthea said...

Oh Marilyn, you have done a superb job in this quilt... and well done to finish it after all this time. There is hope for us all!!

Dianne said...

This quilt will always hold special memories, Marilyn. It feels so good to finish a project eh??

Lyn said...

WOW..just look at you, one of the 'Ladies' now..and a lovely finish of your sampler quilt

Tatkis said...

What a wonderful portrait of you!
Lovely quilt too, and with history!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Sue W said...

I like it too! The colours are so pretty for a first quilt.....I remember my first and it was a real mish mash!!!!
So glad you got this finished.