Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Coming soon

This guy will soon be available on Simply Primitives :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Forever in our Hearts

Today I'm thinking of my TDIPT sister who passed away so suddenly one year ago today.

~Sue Zalek- 2stitchin~

Sue we'll not forget you. You are forever in our hearts. And Lynn, we love you dearly and appreciate you for keeping Sue alive through your beautiful stitched creations.

Monday, March 9, 2009

I've said it before.....

and I'll say it again

"There aint no swap like a TDIPT Swap"!!!!

I was fortunate to have Cookie of Curds and Whey as my swap partner for our TDIPT Easter/Spring swap this year. As you can imagine I was delighted, and rightly so, she is a wonderful doll artist who goes the extra mile to make many feel so special, and for this occasion.....I had her all to myself! She sent a wonderful box of treasures to me, and when I opened the box, I saw a beautiful array of gifts...all wrapped so festive and pretty in pinks, polka-dots and browns!
But.....a week or so before this big box of goodies arrived I received this wonderful humongous book, that Cookie purchased for me and sent early, b/c it's so big and heavy, no sense to pay postage twice. This book titled simply "The Doll" is one of the most interesting doll books I've seen. It tells the history of so many types of dolls, and lots of wonderful pics and such, and Cookie knew I would appreciate having it, and I sure do!

Then......inside the box, within all the lovely wrapping, the rest of my wonderful gifts!
I got some Breakfast in Seattle coffee from Caffe Ladro, and some yummy black licorice dipped in white and dark chocolate. Cookie knew I loved Licorice, and she had it specially dipped in the yummy chocolate. What a treat it is!
I got 2 really neat old postcards...one of a sweet faced baby girl, the other of a bunch of Lab puppies...my fav!
Then a neat old chocolate mold in the shape of a dog. Hmm, I wonder is she thinks I like dogs?
She sent me a journal (I've sure needed that lately, and she knew it), and an old brass Angel sitting on the letter "P", as well as a key chain in the shape of a "P".
A sweet litho Uncle Sam that she made just for me. AND.......

I knew she would send me a wonderful Curds and Whey original....but I never expected anything this detailed!

When I saw her, you could have knocked me over w/ a feather! Just look at this charming little Americana dollie that she made just for me. She came w/ her very own handmade drum and her own drum sticks.
Her name is Doodlebug and I'm gonna love her forever!!!
If you've never seen a Curds and Whey dollie up close, or had the privilege of holding one in your hands, you have no idea what you are missing. The craftamanship is of the highest quality!
This sweet lil gal had me in tears! Everything about her was perfect, from her red white and blue sailors dress, to her tiny little hands and feet, to her fun hair do! I just cannot tell you how very precious she is in person!

And...Cookie, being the extra thoughtful class act person that she is, even sent along a gift for Zoey and 2 bags of treas for the doggies!

I was in awe of all the treasures she sent me, and I am now in love w/ a gal named Doodlebug! Can ya blame me?
Thank you dear sweet Cookie for putting so much thought, hard work and effort into making my swap box so perfect just for me!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Run Free Old Mister ...

and be young again as you make your way to the Rainbow Bridge, no aches no pains, and in the company of so many who've gone before you and suffer no more.
Sadly, Old Mister was not able to be adopted out b/c of so many health issues.
There was a nice gal who was willing to take him into her rescue and she had a perfect foster home in mind until she learned of the many things that afflicted poor Old Mister.
Money was not the issue, as we could have tried to raise enough for his care, and many were willing to donate to help this guy, but the nice gal pointed out to me that she didn't know if she would put her own 12 year old dog through all the necessary poking and prodding to remove broken teeth, do biopsies on the many masses, and surgeries. I had to agree, and I think if Old Mister could talk, he would have told us the same.
It truly was a much kinder and far more merciful act to let him go to the Rainbow Bridge, and he did just that on February 26th.... surrounded by loving arms and w/ his dignity in tact.
I'll not forget you Old Mister, and w/ your 2 week stay at the shelter, many feel the very same way. I'm thankful you came into my life, even for such a short time.
To know you was to surely love you.
Thank you to everyone who was kind enough to stop by to read Old Misters story. He didn't have much goin for him, but he had a story, and people who cared to know it.