The pattern is from this book that I found while scrounging at the thrift store.
So cute & so scrappy ! I couldn't wait to get it done and have it sitting on the shelf in the living room looking all festive & lovely during the Christmas season.
There was a just a bit of a teeny problem.
The obvious of course is that Christmas has already come & gone and look! this doll still has no arms attached and is totally faceless. And doggone it! I am so close to being done. But I am trying to come to grips with the very real, very cold reality I may never get to finish this doll.
Scroll back a few stories and I was being very witty about playing tennis. Not real tennis of course, but I was injecting humor in my very catastrophic inability to knit or crochet because of 'tennis elbow'. (And please also note ----> I am feeling extremely foolish for being so whiny about this. I mean! Seriously! I know that there are people out there having to deal with waaaaay more serious stuff than this...)
So my bag of knitting sits next to me all silent. And I wonder if I will ever be able to knit or crochet again. The possibility stuns me. Really? It can't be! And take it back out & knit a few stitches only to shove it back into the bag because my. elbow. hurts. way. too. much.
Feel sorry for myself? Tried that and my kids & husband were ready to throw my out on my backside. Seriously, Mom? It's just knitting! (Plus that gets real old, real fast.)
I started paging through this same COUNTRY DOLLS book and there are lots of cute patterns...oh, look! a pattern to sew a doll...using scraps of fabric and my sewing machine.
Well, it HAS been a bazillion years since I did anything like that...
I must say, I had forgotten what a treasure it is to sew. And when she came out looking like this?
...I knew that all is not lost.