Monday, March 2, 2009

Bonnet Hilda!

Oh, it has been a lovely weekend so far - the Big Birthday Party on Saturday and then yesterday, a lovely long visit with friends who are staying at a nearby retreat for the long weekend. I would loved to have spent the weekend with them, but having the day with them was an unplanned pleasure, so that was great!

Then when I arrived home - another lovely surprise! Bonnet Hilda was here - Danielle and I had been discussing her recently and she thought she had her, so she had dropped her over during the day while I was out. She has an identical twin sister somewhere - one day she will show up, too! The 'Hilda' dolls are once again German reproduction antiques - such child-like faces - sad about patchwork and quilting interfering (lol), but I still treasure those lovely 'arty' days

Here's her little dress up close - I must have been crazy to have crocheted so much detail - very fine cotton and double scallops around yolk and hem! Ruffles, ruffles, everywhere!

Heidi and Byron loved their party with school friends and as today is the actual day, there will be more fun and festivities!

Definitely not a lot of sewing happening this weekend - now the worst part of all - to house-tidy, etc.! Wouldn't it be lovely if life was all froth and bubble!
Enjoy your day - hugs♥

9 Lovely People said ...:

Mildred said...

Heidi and Byron are precious - such joyful faces. I love the doll and what a keepsake that lovely dress is that you crocheted.

Julia said...

The little ones are having so much fun..lovely to see their smiley faces.
Bonnet Hilda is beautiful,, you did beautiful work on the dolls Lurline,,they are a real heirloom for the family to keep..
Hugs Julia ♥

Sue said...

Lurline, your blog is lovely! We are almost neighbours....I'm in the Swan Valley.

Queen of the Armchair said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend Lurline...especially catching up with your friends. That is always such a treat!!! Lovely dolly, and gorgeous dress...Happy Birthday to the twins...and today is a very special day too for me...my Grandmother would've turned 100!!!

Shari said...

What a beautiful doll dress. You did such beautiful work. So lovely to see the twins. Hear so much about them- they are delightful. Glad you are enjoying your weekend. I am too...
Hugs

Notjustnat said...

Life is a big party Lurline, it sounds like you had a lovely weekend. Beautiful Bonnet Hilda and lovely crocheted clothes. Such fine details, you did a wonderful job on them - Natima

janet said...

How gorgeous is the doll and dress! Glad it was such a lovely weekend too, I had one of those.

em's scrapbag said...

Happy Birthday to Heidi and Byron. That dress is amazing. You did a wonderful job. What talent you have. Enjoy your day! Em

Robyn said...

Bonnet Hilda is beautiful Lurline and it sounds like you had a lovely weekend. So glad.
Thanks for stopping by my Purple (well for now) blog *giggle* We all them "Jump Up Johnnys" :D
hugs
Robyn xx