Laughing Dog Arts

Friday, February 26, 2010

Llama quilt

Continuing with my llama theme, here is a little wall hanging I made to represent Surprise. She is the prettiest of my llamas, in my opinion. In her opinion too, I'm sure. She is the queen. I made this for my friend Joan. I showed a picture of Joan and her llamas a few posts back. Joan is the 80 year old woman I got my girls from.
She loved this piece but unfortunately when her house burned down a couple years ago, so did this gift. It was the least of what she lost, she was lucky she didn't lose her life. I don't remember the size of it, probably about 22" x 20". I used a lot of my own hand dyes on this piece. Not great art, but it was really appreciated and I enjoyed making it. Now that Joan is in her new house, maybe I should make her some new art.

Listening to Colin Hay today. He used to be the lead singer/songwriter in Men At Work.
Be well.
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audrey said...

What a shame, Jan, that Joan lost her home and this lovely piece that you made for her. Like you said - thank the Lord she was not injured. It is nice that you have photographs of it. Have you thought of having the photo enlarged and framed for Joan? Not quite the same as the real thing, but a nice memento.
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I am not sure I ever saw this one, but if it was P.S. (pre-surgery), well, off with the braincells!
The detail was lovely on it.....maybe sometime you could make Joan a smaller one again?
I am so glad she is finally in her new home!
Good work!!!


P.S. My verification words is *dinotr*......they must know about RAWWWWWR!!!! LOL!!!!

Jan said...

Audrey, that is a great idea, to make photographic copy of this for Joan! Her 81st birthday is in April, I just might do that. Thanks for the suggestion!

Jan said...

Anne, this one is maybe 3 years old, if I ever did show you it before that is long enough to have forgotten. I do still have the pattern I made for it. Now I have 2 suggestions/possibilities for regifting it to Joan.

Fox On The Run Meanderings... said...

Jan, I don't think I ever saw this piece, but love it! What a wonderful gift from the heart.