Waste Not!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt would be nice if Once-Loved Dolls would arrive neatly spaced, one per week. Alas, such is rarely the case. More often it’s two or three, or even dozens at a time, clamoring for their turn. This past week there were three little faces in front of me. Two of them were loudly begging, as is common. The third was silent, and her eyes were closed. I gave her a gentle tap and when she looked up at me with those sweet green eyes, with nary a whisper coming from those rosebud lips, I was a goner…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere really isn’t too much more to say about Hope. She is Once-Loved Doll No. 00034 and you can see her adoption page HERE.

The one observance I can make is that she is very aptly named for me personally at this stage of my life. And I bet I’m not the only one who has some hopes for the future out there! She is of course not the first doll that stole my heart with a glance. But she is the first doll that I wasn’t scrambling to finish late on a Sunday afternoon. I actually finished her on Friday! Leaving me free to suffer through my Saturday with angst. Heh. But Sunday! Sunday was GLORIOUS.

1hopbaPlus, now I know that I can finish a doll in enough time to have my weekend *almost* free. Hope didn’t need too much in the way of work. Her wig was super thin and I didn’t have much available to mend it, so we just made do with the near-matching human and mohair bits I could find and she was very sweet about it. Her face had a few scuffs and dirt and some wear, enough to be a simple enough task to remedy, while also being a rewarding thing to do. Through it all, she was a calming influence over me at a time when I needed it most.

tower3As many of you know, I live out here in the middle of nowhere and can’t always run out and get things I need. Harry & David and the fairies to the rescue! In the previous year when a group of kindly fairies had taken me under their sweet wings, every month they would give me thoughtful gifts. One of the gifts was a Tower of Treats from Harry & David. Such nifty boxes! Such a nice ribbon tying it altogether! Oh! There’s candy and cookies in there too, you say? Well, of course I knew that…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe shade of brown was just about right. I wanted Hope’s outfit to represent the ending of somber winter and the coming of colorful spring. Farewell, dear Winter! We knew ye well!

Sweet Lucky Charm was adopted by…Sweet Michelle E. of Colorado! Lucky went for a song. I have no doubt it was an Irish song of sorts. Thank you Michelle! Lucky will be jigging her way to you soon!


And with that, I leave you! Happy Tuesday! You’re my favorite.


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