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...