Friday, October 9, 2009

Show and Tell Friday


It is my pleasure to participate again in Show and Tell Friday. This event is graciously hosted by Cindy from My Romantic Home. My contribution this week is something very special to me.

I love dolls. I have always loved dolls. When I was a little girl, my grandmother gave me this doll. She didn't have much money to spend on fluffy things for little girls, but she had a talent for sewing, knitting and crocheting. This little doll is wearing an outfit totally handmade by my dear grandmother. She stitched every detail on this pretty blue dress and lovingly did her needlework magic to create the little sweater, bonnet and booties.

This little doll, named Irene, which is also my beloved grandmother's name, sits in a corner of my room watching over me. My grandmother passed away before I truly got to know her as I was only seven years old. Her legacy to me - a doll beautifully wardrobed in an outfit created by hand, always my treasure.


I can't wait to visit all of the other Show and Tell participants to see what treasure they selected to share this week. Thanks so much for coming by to visit with me!!

15 comments:

Red's Nest said...

What a special doll. I only have a few things from my grandmother so I know how sentimental something can be. She is a beautiful. Have a great day!

Gee said...

Irene is pretty. What a precious treasure. Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

How have I missed this "show and tell"?! I'll have to join next week...maybe...
xoxo,
Connie

Michelle said...

I think your baby doll is wonderful! Stop by for a visit soon!
Michelle

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty little doll - thanks for sharing.

Sherri said...

Joyce what a lovely story, thank you for sharing that with us! What a sweet doll!

Cheryl said...

What a sweet story and a precious doll. How lucky you are to have such a treasure.

LillySue said...

Love your little dolly. That is great that she has a special history with you!
Blessings~LillySue

Joy said...

What a pretty doll! She's got such a sweet face. And how special to have received it from your grandma. :o)

Sarah { abeachcottage } said...

oh she is just divine, i love these dolls

enjoy show and tell

sarah

Susan B said...

What a lovely treasure you have...something handmade from your grandmother. She is beautiful, and has such a sweet face. Thank you so much for sharing her.

Brenda said...

How wonderful that you have this precious doll to remember someone (who you barely remember). She is watching over you.
Brenda

Sharlotte said...

Oh how sweet! Your "baby" has the prettiest little face...and the pieces your grandmother made make this a true treasure! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is so great that you still have the doll from your grandmother! It's so wonderful that she made all the clothes for it too! That was a really special show and tell...thanks so much for joining in!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Have you seen Lynn's precious baby doll goodies?? http://lynnslovelies.blogspot.com You will fall in love with her work. She made a gorgeous outfit for my ole' baby doll that is precious and will be an heirloom someday.
Just thought I would let you know in case you haven't seen her work.
Sharon