Those of you who have been following my blog for awhile now, probably remember that years ago, before moving here to northern Virginia, I was a doll maker.
I used to design doll patterns and create dolls and critters and sell them at local craft fairs in south Florida, for many years.
When we moved here to Clifton, my day job- teaching special ed, involved allot more of my time in the evenings and weekends…
so I closed down my doll business, but needed something new to do. That’s when I got into quilting.
Last month, when I moved the old chest of drawers out of the spare closet and into the new guest room, I went through the drawers and found some old Daisy Kingdom doll kits I‘ve had for 20 years.
So, as I decorate my house with Raggedies for the summer months, I decided to make up the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls to put in the family room.
It’s funny how our bliss can change as we age. I used to love making dolls and was pretty good at it!
But boy has that ever changed! I soooo did NOT enjoy making these two dolls…
I kept thinking it was such a waste of time…
of what quilt I could be making… I need to make my Schnibbles quilt for June!!
But I persevered, and finished the Raggedies!
And they are sitting together on a twig loveseat by the fireplace!! Helping us celebrate summer!!
Soooo, what are you up to these warm summer days???
Yogi says HI!!!