1910! Yesterday I met up with a dollmaker and we got to talking and turned out we have both made her. I have quite a lot of porcelain dolls I have made from the very beginning and I loved that time in my life - I had just retired after living 30 years in remote mining towns and it was a big thrill to have all things arty at my disposal.
Of course, I had been warned quilting would take over, but I always know best, no, of course not - yes, of course it did. This sweetie has human hair, glass sleep eyes, little leather shoes, two petticoats and rows and rows of crochet around her dress, bonnet, little crocheted handbag and quite a lot of embroidery on her petticoats, too. The crochet thread was so fine - 80 or 100, I'm not too sure now, it all seems such a long time ago!
Wouldn't you love to have a twin brother who gave you this with a nice monetary gift for your birthday - our dear one Danielle and David tuned 36 earlier in the week - oh, what precious years they have been!
I may have mentioned before that David is the best gardener I could ever have - these Kangaroo Paws are the floral emblem of Western Australia and are really loving the warm sunshine.
For Miriam of Yellow Roses - I think of Miriam every time I have yellow roses in bloom - hi, Gorgeous Girl!
Just the binding to trim back and stitch down - thanks Robin! - Robin machined on the binding for me as I'm still pretty wonky on the machine - some things don't matter, but I would be so upset to spoil this quilt. I am eager to have a nice stitchy weekend so let's hope it comes to fruition - for those with the same plans good luck - hope everyone has a lovely weekend!