It looks to be the case for a while to come, but in a good way!
On the home front, my son and his wife and our tiny new granddaughter will come down from Colorado for a while. We haven't seen them since they left with orders for England years ago!
|Montana, Joshua, and little Juniper (Bumpy June-Bug).|
Then later in October, Phil's folks will visit, and I miss them so much and can't wait to see them again. I really hit the lottery when it comes to in-laws, and feel blessed to know them. And our Schultz will be ecstatic because he gets to see Annie, whom he is slightly afraid of and maybe a little in love with, if you'll pardon the prepositions.
|"I'm all in!" (Dec. 2012) Phil and his folks playing poker, a family tradition.|
|Brothers Conwell (Dec. 2012) and quadrupeds, Schultz and Annie, hangin' with the chew toys.|
On the realty front, one of our rental houses is empty now, and we've decided to sell it. So guess who will be painting and house-repairing this weekend on her fiftieth birthday? Phil and I make a good team when it comes to projects like these, though, so the weekend with him will be a memorable time.
On the doll front, I finished one of my post-doll-show orders, a teeny izzy (9") and she's all ready for bed in a super-fine linen gown and cap. The lady who will give her a new home has been to visit me at every doll show since the first one...when I teased her at the show for not picking out a doll, she said, "But the one I want is sold." So of course nothing would do but that I made her one similar. Miss Mary has a thing for dolls in white, so little Nell will fit right in.
|9" Izannah, "Nell"|
|Those tiny applied thumbs are quite a trick!|
|The small ones are harder to make, but something about them really tugs at the heart.|
Hope your weekend is fabulous dahlinks!