Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Traveling Pilgrim

Finding Crochetville was an amazing blessing. The encouragment and support I have had has enabled me to grow as a crocheter. People have pointed me towards patterns, helped me with my doll projects, and sent me wonderful presents during swaps and wishlists.

I love the 5 Inch Lots to Love dolls. I rarely have enough time to work on the small thread projects they can wear. However, this fall I carved out enough time to make myself the Pilgrim girl outfit from Holiday Itty Bitties which now seems to be out of print. When Crochetlist posted the holiday wishlists I realized I'd love the matching boy or really any of the tiny holiday outfits for the dolls. It was a long shot, but most wishes are made on that premise.

I read a post on Crochetville a couple of days ago telling the story of the Traveling Pilgrim on his way to visit his girl friend he'd met online. I had my hopes up, but I didn't want to be over confident. Especially when I saw that the package contained not only the male Pilgrim, but costumes for an elf and a reindeer. While the Pilgrim male was going to be a challenge working with thread on the tight areas of the reindeer and the elf's boots were an even greater challenge for someone with my thread issues.

I don't think there are words to express just how thankful I am. Seeing their little faces as I work just makes me smile and yes, laugh. They just have a way of making me feel better. So thank you Christmas Elf for bringing some early Christmas cheer.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Aztec Wishes Dolls Delivered

It seems like forever since I've posted, but I have several projects to get up once I download the pictures. My DH delivered the two baby dolls and the two 18" dolls to the Aztec Wishes toy drive today.

Thanks to my Mom's knitted items we had quite a full bag of 18" donations. I tried my hand at making a threaded outfit this year. That was the last project finished and I'll be posting that project soon. I'm almost finished with my first outfit for 2014, the Pilgrim outfit. She just needs the arms for her dress. Next I hope to make the Mrs Claus dress. I didn't get to do either of these last year. I feel like working in the holiday theme right now, so I'm going with it. I have a holiday dress pattern I haven't made in a while, so perhaps that will be on the list, too.

One of the baby dolls had a pretty full bag. The 15" one suffered when I hit doll burn out in the summer. I have one dress started that I hope to finish for next year's donation.

I am so grateful to my friends at Crochetville who always answer my wishlists for new doll patterns and accessories for the dolls

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