Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Header

First off before I go on with this post, Heidi.... if you are reading this, I changed the template and header picture and now the snow is falling!! Yeah!!! If anyone else wants snow to fall on their blog, please contact Heidi over at Fairy Footprints in the Sand....click on Tinkerbell in my sidebar for the fastest way to get to her blog..... she always has some gorgeous headers and other things to look at there too!

Recently Loretta invited Dakotah and I to come to her house to make Christmas cards. Well, I can never go to a fellow doll lovers house without bringing a doll so I brought the one above as she is one of my favorites and for many years was my "dream" doll. Of course once that dream came true other dreams sprang into my head but they will have to wait a bit.
Just before we headed to the car to leave to go to Loretta's, the mailman pulled up out front and had my swap gift from a "secret" swap pal in one of the vintage doll clubs I belong to. I packed the box up and took it with me as it is always more fun to open presents with others. The funniest thing happened when I was at Loretta's. I went to go out to the car to get something and there on her front porch was a box and in that box was her swap gift so we got to open both of them that day. Mine is on the doll on the right side of the picture and is from Jean and Loretta's childhood doll on the left is wearing the outfit from her swap partner Betty!

Here is my "living" doll under the Christmas tree at Loretta's. You can see by her smile how happy she was to be included.


And here she is with her cards...in front of her she has a container of mini M & M's that Loretta's mother brought for her....chocolate will always bring a big smile!



Here we have Loretta, Dakotah and Susie all working hard making cards.

Susie with all her beautiful cards in front of her. We each made three. Loretta had put together all the little goodies to put onto each card in separate little bags. She is very organized.


And here is me and mine!

Once the cards were done, it was time for tea...and goodies of course...yum..yum...

And this is my buddy Kelsie who always greets me at the side gate tail a wagging and excited to see me! It was a fun way to spend the afternoon!

4 comments:

Bearly Sane said...

Thanks for stopping by Linda. I design my own background layouts because I like to have something completely different. But you could try these two sites, they have some great backgrounds ready to go.
http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/free/free-backgrounds.html
http://shabbyblogs.com/backgrounds.html
Warmest hugs,
Sandi

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Sweet post sweetie...
I love it. Looks like you all had a wonderful time making cards, and how sweet that your precious doll went with you.

Looking at your dolls I have to ask. After all these years I finally found my Chatty Cathy doll, however only her body. Not to find her legs. I was so sad. You wouldn't happen to know where a girl could get the legs do you? Please advise.

Thanks for stopping by and yes, I did write the little poem on my blog today. Every once and awhile, a little poetry pops into my head, and I go with it.

Thanks again sweetie. I love it when you visit.

Country hugs...Sherry

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh you are to great lol, I was thinking could she be talking about me? lol. The header is adorable and the snow is great, simply perfect, I love holidays on the blogs it is so fun to look at.

Your family pictures are incredible.

Have a great week.


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Loretta said...

Linda, I love the snow on your blog; this is the way snow should be! Tee...hee...Your header is lovely, and so are all your photos. I enjoyed the write up! I'm so happy we did this together before the foul weather arrived!