Wednesday, February 20, 2013

IT'S ALL ABOUT ME day 2

It's All About Me  
Hosted by the many talented Madamme Samm over at Sew We Quilt

Today it's my turn to provide a "picture" of me via Amy Bradley. 
The pattern title is I'm a Little Biased.  Amy's suggestion for fabric and cutting accentuate the bias alignment in fabric, typically a 45 degree digression from the selvage edge. It is more stretchy than the straight of grain or the cross grain and thus needs a little more care when trying to use it for straight pieces in a pattern.  One of the benefits to using bias is actually it's stretchiness, which is very helpful with curved seams be they pieced or appliqued.  Another obvious benefit is the ability to place stripes at a jaunty angle such as Amy does in her pattern.
I, however, being just a little off kilter myself chose to use a different "take" on the "biased" part of the pattern.   I have a somewhat biased view of most everything.  I've been told that I don't see the world as it really is. I prefer to think that I do see the reality of it all but choose to focus on the more pleasant aspects of this life and do my small part to make those whom I come in contact be aware of the positive that can be found in nearly everything.
So my rendition of "I'm a little BIASED"  wears rose tinted glasses to reflect Biased view.

Being in Hawaii right now, I knew I had to present a little Hawaii in my portrait. My outfit you will notice is sleeveless and from an Hawaiian print. 
I chose to have a wind blown hair do representing the effect of a day at the beach on my coiffure.  I added a necklace and earrings to compliment the festive attire.
The machine I use while here doesn't have the buttonhole stitich option and is not exactly always easy to maneuver especially without the needle down option. 
No matter how I tried (and I did several times) "my" smile always turned out looking like a smirk....so I decided to give "myself" some attitude as well.  I've kinda, sorta wanted a tattoo but could never quite figure out what it would be.  Now "I" have several  and maybe, just maybe,  this will end that ??? desire.  I think you can decipher what they are in the pictures below.


I had intended to applique by the needle turn method until I realized how difficult the hair do I chose would be and how much time I didn't have.  I found some fusible web in my one small stash container and was lucky that there was enough and that it was still viable.

This was such fun and the challenge of using what was available in my limited stash away from home stirred my creative juices even more.

If you haven't read my last post I'd like to share the view behind my make shift design wall!
ENJOY!   
This morning
This evening

Please visit all the other great hoppers on today's schedule.  You will be glad you did!

Sew On and 
See the Positive in everything.

Vicki







92 comments:

  1. So cute LOVE the quilt tatooooooooes, I'm so happy your where its warm

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  2. Hi Vicki, love it, she reminds me of my late MIL, great job!

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  3. Very cute and creative. Thanks for sharing the warm tropics ... :) Pat

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  4. Ha, what a great outfit! Your version is just awesome. Love the tats! Oh, love the view too!

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  5. Love the Hawaiian you, windblown hair and tattoos! Thank you for sharing and enjoy the nice weather.

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  6. She is just darling. What you had with you was perfect. Yes, that is an amazing view. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Makes me wish I was in Hawaii. One of these days I'll get there....sigh. Love the tatoo's!

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  8. She looks like she is having a great tome! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh lovely and cute tatoo! Love her hair and accessoires!

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  10. Oh Vivki, I'm in awe of that view! No wonder your little quilt was so inspired. Love the frangipani, love the tattoos, love the hair .. love it ALL!

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  11. Love your gal. Her dress is beautiful. And your pics..... ahhhhhhh, inspiring!

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  12. Fabulous quilt and a view to die for!!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  13. You have certainly put several smiles on my face and I need it in cold snowy Sweden. I love love your picture of you. It is sew awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  14. Wonderful you. Love the hair and tats. You put a smile n my face before work this morning!

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  15. Love it! great job :) Lucky you to have that view behind your design wall!

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  16. Wonderful! I have always wanted to visit Hawaii!

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  17. Great job!! I love your smirk and your tattoo's. :))

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  18. OH Vicki, the tattoos on her arms almost had me spilling my cup of joe...the hair and yes her beautiful colorful dress...welll just perfect and can we talk about the view....heaven!

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  19. I love your island lady.... from here sleeveless dress to her tatoos! What a hoot and what a view! Thanks for sharing today!

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  20. How fun! Love the warm weather outfit and the tatts!

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  21. Oh my goodness... Your Hawaiian lady is just too cute! Her sleeveless attire is funny... and all those tattoos!! I will never forget the day I found out that my daughter had a Tigger on her back hip... caught her red handed reaching up in her closet to get something and her shirt was yanked up... She didnt know I was in the hall... I scared her and she jumped out of her skin when I bellowed out "Just when did you get a tattoo?"... She jerked around and her eyes were big as a basketball... She just knew that she was in deep doo-doo.

    All I said after that was "Well, when you are 90, so will Tigger be... all wrinkled up"... I smiled and walked off. lol

    That did'nt help her resolve to not get another... Now her body is fast being covered with them. it is not my taste at all but to each his own. :)

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  22. Wow! What beautiful views! How lucky you are! What a great job you did with your project--the tattoos are certainly an interesting addition!

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  23. Love the Hawaiian print, so fun!

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  24. :) You and your you are embracing the island lifestyle... fun project...and I love the view from your 'design wall'! :)

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  25. Love your Hawaiian gal - thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love your fabric choices and the fun tatoos :)

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  27. Wow! Love the pics. Your Lady made me smile. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  28. Your little lady is way too cute!!!! I love how you put this together. And great pics...thanks for sharing.

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  29. HAHAHAHA! Those tattoos had me giggling! And I love the Hawaiian prints. I adore the plumeria so much that I got one of the foam ones on a hair clip for my infant daughter to wear at her baby blessing. She's totally going to wear one at her baptism someday, too! Good job with your island lady! She's fantastic. :)

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  30. Vicky, I love your attitude! I think positive is sooo much healthier than seeing the negative. Your "lady" is so cute--what perfect tattoos! Enjoy the sunshine and warm temps. It is 8 degrees this morning in Illinois with a forecast of 2 inches of snow!

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  31. Your version of "you" is perfect for your surroundings--lucky you, BTW, for that! The flower in the hair, the necklace that reminds me of grapes. Cool!

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  32. Vicki you did a great job....I too have been told I look at the world through rose tinted glasses but like you I feel that is not true...I just tend to look at the good in the world and focus on that....she is just adorable..

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  33. She definitely has an attitude with the tats and smirk--love it! I've joked with my kids for years that I was going to get a lizard tattoo....maybe someday I will. :O)

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  34. Rosemary B here: Hawaii huh? wow, luckyyyy
    Vicky, yours is wonderful. I love the jazzy top, and your sleeveless arms.... must be NICE being all warm and toasty while we are freezing our buns off over here on the eastcoast.
    love your tatoo Let's quilt on your arm.
    Sweeeet and well done

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  35. WONDERFUL!! From the hair, to the tats, to the smirk! I LOVE your rendition! Oh, and the photos at the end are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. You inspire us all - beautiful. Judy C in NC

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  37. Love your photos and the attitude. The tattoos are great, love them too.

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  38. I love your Hawaiian girl. She is wonderful and she can have all those great tatoos without you getting into any trouble!

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  39. Aloha! Love that dress and the hair and necklace are great touches too.

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  40. Your svelte nose and tattoos are great. Have a good one !

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  41. Another WINNER! Hawaiian style!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  42. I love your "me", she really does have attitude!

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  43. What a great job. You did it perfect! Wish I was there right now! Thank you for sharing.

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  44. You are making us all so jealous being in Hawaii. I am waiting for a big snow storm to hit today. Love your "mumu" and sure wish I was there with you. The photos at the end, are gorgeous!

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  45. Wow Hawaii and you lady just fit together. Love the hair. THanks for making me smile today.

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  46. What beautiful sunrise and sunset. I awoke to our first snow of the season in the Tulsa area. Of course, you might like to see snow for a change. I love your attention to detail to make your project so YOU! I love your creativity to use your limited resources to accomplish the task. A job well done. I am very glad that you are blogging and hopping with us.

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  47. She is great, my mom and a moomoo, she would appreciate this.

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  48. What a great lady. I am learning a lot about everyone.

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  49. Love the tats and the plumerias!!!

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  50. wow beautiful flower fabric! totally hawaii.

    have a nice day and thank's for sharing

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  51. nice quilty tattoos! Your little lady is lucky to be living in Hawaii!

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  52. Love your Hawaiian self-portrait!!! Oh I'd love to be there now...in the warm :) Love the tats, does that take away the urge?? Great views you have to inspire you!

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  53. Love your seeing the world through rosé coloured glasses attitude and you self portrait is so adorable.

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  54. What a great lady. Wish we were in Hawaii, it's snowing here in Kansas.

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  55. You truly made your entree individual. Wonderful! What a great way to "try out" tatoos.

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  56. Love your Hawaiian 'you' . Very nice job. Love the plumeria.
    BTW I did 'rose colored glasses' too.

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  57. Oh my goodness how creative. I love that tatoo and the hair do....Thank you for shareing this amazeing project with us.

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  58. Sew clever in her Hawaiian attire and beach hair. I adore her tattoos. This is such a fun hop. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

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  59. Oh my goodness, I wish my 'me' (or just me? lol) were in Hawaii right now!! Thank you so much for sharing - I love her shirt - totally makes it!!

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  60. Hi Vicki, wow she looks great. I love this hop as they are all different. Your view behind your design wall is fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  61. She um you are beautiful!!!
    I loved Hawaii when we visted a few years back! Just a beautiful place!

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  62. I love her! LOVE! The bare arms are wonderful - the tattoos are perfect. :) All the details, oh my goodness! blessings, marlene

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  63. I LOVE your "me". She is so sassy! I also love your view!

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  64. She is great ... love her pink sun glasses !!

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  65. How neat and love the bare arms! Perfect for Hawaii....not Iowa! Cute tattoos too!

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  66. I'm so jealous that you live in Hawaii! Your lady is lovely - tattoos and all! LOL!

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  67. Hi!! Love her!!! Love the rose colored glasses!!! I am positive she is very fun!!! Thank You

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  68. Fun, fun, fun. Love the dress and your added touches.

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  69. Well, positive it is!!! This is definitely a positive as far as I'm concerned. YOU are a hit with that fabulous dress (how appropriate), the jewelry, the flower in your hair, the rosey glasses, and those fab tatoos!! You are decked out in splendor.

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  70. Now that is SOME bathing suit!! Good job! Cute

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  71. love that suit and now to find a warm spot ... ho but you have .... we are still at -20c and a wind chill.
    thanks for making me smile
    in stitches

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  72. She is fabulous. Love all the tropical touches. But how do you get any sewing done with that beautiful view?

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  73. Love your hawaiin lady I'd be biased if I was there Thanks for sharing on your vacation Becky

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  74. Love your Hawaiian lady, she's fabulous!

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  75. Your Hawaiian lady is looking fabulous! I'd have a positive attitude too if I was in Hawaii. Thanks for sharing pics of your view. It's much better than my snowy one!

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  76. Oh I just love "you". She is a total hoot.

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  77. Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments and emails I wish I could respond to all of you individually but I'm really not sure how to do that
    This was a great hop Enjoy the rest of the entries I know I will

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  78. I love your Hawaiian beauti, wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing.

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  79. Love this - it's awesome. Great colors and captures you beautifully! Thanks for sharing...

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