Sunday, December 12, 2010

It Has Been So Long!

Yes, so long since I have posted and I have really felt out of whack - I have been thinking to myself ... how boring I am ... then I thought I'd show you my dollies! I so loved doll-making and stopped about twelve years ago - yes, quilting took over, lol! I love 'pretty' and this is one of my very favourites!

A few cuties are in the display cabinet with her!
One of my real live dolls - Heidi at her ballet recital yesterday - so classically beautiful in all ways! I am quite a humble person, love to show pics that make others happy, but here I am, absolutely bragging!!!

I am so proud of her - just so thrilled she was the leader of her little group - splendid!
My SSCS gift arrived from Grethe of a A Quilt Lady - a lovely reciprocal Follower of mine (is that correct terminology?) and boy, am I so thrilled - see this sweet little gift tag top right (oh, I have cut the top off it!) - it may be the start of a long story - let's hope so! - perhaps I'll be able to let you know in a couple of days! Thank you so much Grethe and love and thanks to Chookyblue ...!
I have added a few more pieces of Liberty of London to my stash recently - they just fascinate me - such beautiful lawn and designs so eclectic but they just work!
A little bit of travel news - phew! a badly needed holiday - Ed and I are off to Thailand in the New Year - DS1 has built a house outside of Bangkok, Thailand and we have been invited to spend time with him and his partner in the New Year. I tossed up whether to add in Cambodia and Vietnam but have settled for Chiang Mai close to the northern border.
Well, I guess I am not so boring after all - I have lots of good days with my arms and then quite a few that knock me about a lot - I think I should count my blessings a bit more, lol!

Happy Weekend!

18 Lovely People said ...:

Lizzie said...

So lovely to see you back Lurline, I've missed you..
Lovely dollies and the big one of course is gorgeous and you should be bragging, that's what grandchildren are for. Sounds like a fabulous holiday, my grandson is going to Chiang Mai in February for 11 weeks, his school has a campus there. Fabulous opportunity...
Lizzie
xxx

Barb said...

Just love your dolls and the live one is a beauty!!! How lucky you are....and to go to Thialand...how fun is that???

Maree: said...

Gorgeous Granddaughter...a lovely trip to look forward too...miss you around here.
Take Care

Kris said...

Wow! Off overseas!

Your ballerina is lovely, and when you have some thing so lovely to share it's not showing off! Just telling it like it is.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh FUNNNNNN! How exciting that trip sounds!
And no need to brag, your ballerina is as beautiful as one of your dolls! Breathtakingly beautiful.

Nedra said...

Beautiful grand daughter, and I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip!

Margaret said...

I love seeing your dolls -- so beautiful! And speaking of beautiful! Your granddaughter is lovely! Congratulations to her on her dance and being the leader of her group! You just wait -- it's amazing to watch a dancer grow up. :D Love your new Liberty stash too! Have a wonderful wonderful trip to visit your DS -- sounds like a great time!

Grethe said...

Lovely dolls up there,and certainly your
G-daughter looks super. It is so great to see
them dancing,isn`t it:-)
Love your different designs from Liberty. And
very pleased to hearing your SSCS has arrived
safely,no checking the big one there till 25th!!!!!! Enjoy it ever so much.

Chookyblue...... said...

I love seeing your dolls you made..........and your ballerina is beautiful............a love ornament for the SSCS..........
have a wonderful holiday.............

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your dollies are beautiful Lurline - especially Heidi!! Enjoy your trip - you are NOT boring!!

Miriam said...

Love your dolls, Lurline!
Heidi looks gorgeous in her tutu. I hope she enjoys dancing for many years to come.
Love the Liberty!!
Enjoy your trip to Thailand!

Mildred said...

Dear Lurline, What a joy to see you post! Your dolls are so pretty AND Heidi is gorgeous. She has grown so much and is just stunning. How proud you must be of her!
Hope you and Ed have a wonderful trip.

Quiltdoodles said...

Your dolls are beautiful, especially Heidi. Oh, you are far from boring. Have a wonderful trip. Happy Holidays!

Terri S said...

Love your dolls, Lurline. Of course, I love dolls. We moved out of our house recently and I sold my doll collection, all except for one. I certainly enjoyed having them over the years, but we had to pare down our possessions, and there was just no room for them in the new place.

I'm so sorry your arm is still giving you trouble. Guess you have to take advantage of the good days and get through the bad ones.

And Heidi is adorable. Hoping someday to have a little ballerina of our own!!

Narelle said...

Enjoy your holiday!
Wishing you a joyous Christmas.

Mystica said...

Beautiful grand daughter and a lovely trip to look forward to. Have a wonderful Xmas and new year.

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Lady of the Cloth said...

How exciting, to be going on such an adventure. I'm envious! I love your dolls, especially the live one. She is a true beauty. When grandmas brag it's perfectly ok, keep it up. I brag about my grandson too.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

just stumbled on your blog - happy accident for me - your grand daughter is gorgeous and what else are grandmas for if not for being extremely proud of their babies! She is a gorgeous one!