If Ever I Would Leave You

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Abigail“Dot! It’s not polite to stare,” I whispered as softly as I could, while still trying to reach Dot’s very distracted ears.

“Naturally, I’ve seen you around,” I said louder to the next O.L.D. (Once-Loved Doll), “seeing as how you’re from the Sewickley clan, but what exactly is your name?”

The little Sewickley girl seemed as entranced with Dot as Dot was with her.

“Abigail,” she murmured back.

abigailnailThe constant staring between the two was beginning to draw attention. All the other dolls currently waiting their turn at the Hideaway slowly began to gather around the pair.


A kitten caused the broken pinky. For some reason, she doesn’t remember how she got the nail in her forehead…

“Oh! Um…Abby for short, then?” I asked, trying to make conversation. I don’t like any of my girls, whether they’re missing limbs or hair or anything else, to feel awkward.

“No, just plain Abigail….” she trailed off. Suddenly she gasped. With her eyes still trained on Dot, her hands flew up to her forehead. She started laughing. “So that’s what you’re looking at! I’d forgotten I still had it!”

Abigail leaned down so that Dot could touch the nail – the nail! – sticking out of her forehead. 

Dot has seen it all, I can tell you that much. But I don’t think she’ll ever forget the fourth doll in the Sewickley Series…

1AallThus begins the description for Abigail. You can see her adoption page HERE. Besides being No. 69, she is the FOURTH in the “Sewickley Series.”

You know what else there are four of, ‘specially here in Iowa? SEASONS! And thus the “Sewickley FOUR All Seasons” theme was born. See what I did there? With “foUr” instead of “for”? GENIUS!


Ooh, look! He actually IS handsome!

While I was working on Abigail’s clothing, one song in particular ran through my mind. While he’s a teensy bit before my time, to me the definition of “Handsome Man Singing” is Robert Goulet. Even if I never saw him before! When he sings, he just sounds handsome.

Know which song of his I was thinking of when I was working on Abigail? Oh sure, it’s in the title, but I’ll say it again here: If Ever I Would Leave You from Camelot and quite possibly the most romantic songs ever sung. It’s about undying love through all four seasons, and it’s sung by a very handsome sounding and looking man. What could be better?

If ever I would leave you, it wouldn’t be in summer
Seeing you in summer, I never would go
Your hair streaked with sunlight, your lips red as flame
Your face with a luster that puts gold to shame

But if I’d ever leave you, how could it be in autumn
How I’d leave in autumn, I never will know
I’ve seen how you sparkle when fall nips the air
I know you in autumn and I must be there

And could I leave you running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire’s glow?

If ever I would leave you, how could it be in springtime?
Knowing how in spring I’m bewitched by you so
Oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
No, never could I leave you at all

1a1234aAnd with that, I leave you!

Har. Just kidding. Not quite yet…

First! Sweet Patsyette, dressed for half the holidays went to our generous friend  Janey J. from Oakland, California! Thank you Janey!

And with that, now I leave you! But not forever…because you’re my favorite, no matter the season.

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2 Commentsto If Ever I Would Leave You

  1. Sue Ann Blott says:

    Greetings Ruth! I have been out of it for a month now *(My dear sister is critical in ICU unit). Any extra prayers for Mary Ann are welcome! Love this doll & all the wonderful seasonal clothing you made for her! Fantastic! Doll Hugs, Sue Ann

    • Ruth says:

      Sue Ann, so sorry to hear! A surplus of prayers are winging their way towards Mary Ann and you and your family as I type.

      Thinking of you, and thanks for dropping a line!