I missed this in my childhood
there was never anywhere that I lived where hollyhocks were growing, so I never made hollyhock dolls
the Colorado State Fair this year is sponsoring some special competitions titled "Wild About Flowers", and I decided to have a go at two of them -- the quilt one (which you've been hearing about for quite a while now if you're a regular visitor here) and one in the dolls
this is my entry for the dolls
can't you just hear the music for the Waltz of the Flowers?
I just hope the judges can
finished the "no boo boo" blue and white baby shirt last night
this one is going to the State Fair too
and I may whip up a couple more of these for the show I'm doing in November and December
I just won't be working on those quite yet -- I need to get a few other projects (3 pretty good sized ones) completed before August 11 first
another afghan square complete
I only need one more to finish up the current box I'm working on then they can go off on their merry little way
yesterday I delivered the baby quilt to the neighbor -- she really, really liked it
and today's projects include helping to tear down the fence between our house and her house -- she has a "crew" coming on Saturday to start putting in the new one, and she is "fronting" the funding (because she wants it done now) and I'll be paying her for our half as I can over the next few months -- in fact, the money for the quilt went right back to her in payment on the fence (which sort of took the joy of that first quilt sale out of it -- but it was nice to have that to give her)
oh yes, and let the fun of WALKING the dog for her "business" begin -- while the fence is down I won't be able to just let her out in the yard
who knows what new adventures that will bring!