This Saturday was quite different from most I spend, as I spent a good deal of it with two of my sisters. Our youngest sister was unable to join us as her daughter was going to her high school prom that night, and all of us mom's know what all that involves, lol. It's funny in some ways I guess that I even have a sister who is still young enough to have a daughter in high school, but there is 14 years between us, and I had my kids quite young, and she was closer to her thirty's. She is only 4 years older then my oldest son....Anyway, I digress as always. I can't remember if I mentioned that shortly before we left on our trip to Melody's, my Uncle Don called me and asked if my sisters and I would be interested in some of my late Aunts collectors dolls. Well that was really a NO BRAINER, because of course we would! I know somewhere in my blog life I have mentioned my Aunt Carolyn. She was my mother's sister, and no doubt her best friend. Seems they were always together through the course of their lives, and MANY MANY of my holiday's growing up were spent at her house. She was a wonderful, wonderful Christian woman and I loved her so. She was always blessing someone with something and all of us girls enjoyed spending time with her. She only had 3 sons and so she considered herself lucky that her sister had 4 daughters to share. One of her passions for sure was dolls. She collected them. She made them. She restored them. She had a fairly large collection. Carolyn passed away 11 years ago and we all still miss her very much. Her son's wives no doubt took some of the dolls years ago, but Don had stored several of them in his storage as he wasn't quite ready to part with them. Well, he has sold his home and was cleaning things out, and that's where we come in, lol. I got the dolls before we left for our trip and had just been waiting for a time when we could get together and divide them up. And Sat. was our day. We drew names, did our choosing, and spent a good deal of time reminiscing about times gone by. I ended up with only 2 of them. I wanted just one truthfully, as I definitely wanted something special that just says "Carolyn" to me, but I really don't have any place to store or display things either. Truthfully I guess sometimes I feel more like it's time I begin to downsize my own collections and "things" not collect more. But anyway, the main one I got was Jane....which just happens to be my middle name by the way, lol. Here she is...
|THESE PICTURES ARE NOT GOOD...I AM PAINFULLY AWARE OF THAT...HOWEVER IF YOU KNEW THE TROUBLE I HAD JUST GETTING THESE YOU'D BE HAPPY FOR ME, LOL. ANYWAY YOU GET THE IDEA. SHE IS DARLING AND IN SUCH GOOD SHAPE.|
|A CLOSE UP OF HER FACE|
|HERE SHE IS WHERE I THINK I AM GOING TO KEEP HER. IN MY MOTHER'S ROCKING CHAIR THAT IS IN THE CORNER OF OUR BEDROOM, AND WITH THE PIECE OF THE QUILT THAT IS MINE THAT MY GREAT, GREAT GRANDMOTHER COMPLETELY HAND MADE.|
|SHE'S A LITTLE SMALL THERE, BUT I THINK IT'S THE PERFECT SPOT. I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE HAVING THESE SPECIAL PIECES THAT BELONG TO THE SPECIAL WOMEN IN MY LIFE!|
|JOE AND LEAH|
On Sun we went to church as always and went to lunch with my oldest son and his wife and their youngest son Cody afterwards. I LOVE spending my Sunday's like this. After lunch I popped by Joannes looking for fabric to make my oldest sister's grandson some summer pj's for his birthday party coming up this week-end. I managed to find some batman (his latest love) knit fabric which is almost unheard of for Joannes. They carry lots of licensed fabric of course, but it is usually only cottons, and maybe a little flannel or fleece. I honestly don't think I have ever seen any knit there. So I scooped it up quickly and then got a little cottone to make him a batman pillowcase as well. I got the pj's cut out this morning and the top made, so I can show you that now...