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.