Thursday, May 10, 2012

~*What A Find!*~

 Hello Dear Friends!  Yes, I know it has been a week since my last post.  I'm so sorry.  When I told my husband about my 'blog absence' he asked me what was wrong.  He said my peeps were going to be worried about me.  Well, nothing is wrong.  I have just been very busy.  Kid activities, family fun, gardening chores... and all sorts of other stuff has been on the agenda.  I've been crafting... when I can fit it in.

Also on my plate... auctions and garage sales!  I need to keep my booth at the local shop filled up and fresh!  Of course, I do have trouble letting go of some of my FINDS!  This doll was one I found at a garage sale this morning.  And I am really stunned by it!

This is a Kay Cloud ORIGINAL!  She is signed, named, and dated!  Meet "Pearl"... made by Kay in 1991.  She is a sawdust doll with a painted and varnished head. 

 She is so CHARMING!  I am in awe at the craftsmanship... and the condition of the doll.  Her clothing and body don't show any signs of wear or neglect!  And to top that off... the woman having the garage sale didn't seem to care that this is such a wonderful piece of Folk Art!  She priced the doll at only $2!

 Tucked under her dress was an envelop sent to the original buyer (?) from Kay.  Enclosed in the envelop was a brochure for Kay's company "the SAWDUST DOLL", a catalog, a photograph of some of Kay's other doll creations, and a Christmas postcard by Kay... along with a business card.

Can you say LOVE?!?
Yes, my auction and garage sale finds are suppose to be for resale... but I'm thinking I may have to hold on to this one.  At least for awhile!  *wink*
My kit for the Prim Sisters Club has been mailed... or is being mailed.  Thank you to all the folks who have signed up!  It was brought to my attention by a couple of stitchers that I didn't put on the pattern to stitch 1 over 2.  Oops!  What was I thinking?  Most of my patterns are stitched that way... if not all of them.  Maybe that is why I missed adding it.  I'm so sorry for any worries it may have caused.  I'll not forget it next time!
Wishing you all warm smiles...


  1. Yes sometimes you have to hold on to the amazing treasures.She is sweet.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  2. Oh my goodness Betty! You BETTER keep Pearl for yourself! What a great find. Lucky, lucky you! Have a great rest of the day. Hugs, Lori

  3. Oh, my goodness! What a treasure. I don't think I could let this Kay Cloud doll out of my house. Guess I had better start going to garage sales again!

  4. Oh, my goodness! What a treasure. I don't think I could let this Kay Cloud doll out of my house. Guess I had better start going to garage sales again!

  5. I think you need to keep her Betty...she is a treasure. :0) I received my kit yesterday on my birthday of all days. I haven't had a chance to read the instructions yet but I'll pencil in the 1 thread over 2 threads. :0)

  6. Betty--seldom do you find such a special treasure like Pearl being thrown away--grab your opportunity and give her a forever home!! She's WONDERFUL!!!--Jan

  7. I just wanted to tell you how much I love your Prim Sisters needlebook!! I can't wait to start it!!!!

  8. That is really a nice find, I think she is a keeper.


  9. What a super find!! I would definitly hold on to the doll for awhile and enjoy her!!

  10. Lucky you for such a super prize.... a Kay Cloud no less. I' green with envy.


  11. Hold onto Pearl!!!! She is just a beauty.
    I have several Kay Cloud dolls ---- I love them to death. The range in the '80-90's was probably $75 and up. You got a steal and a real treasure. I bet Pearl originally had a little bonnet. She is simply lovely. I, too, am pea green with love envy.

  12. Oh my gosh! I love your dollie! And what a price for her!!! She was meant to be yours.... My Grandmother's name was Pearl...

    Linda in VA

  13. What a lovely doll! Have a great weekend Betty. Happy Mother's Day. Janice

  14. What a treasure Betty...she needs to stay with you!
    Happy Mother's Day (((hugs))) are SO wonderful with Trinity...


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