Last Thursday my friend Loretta (aka Martha Stewart of the North) whom I originally met through the Internet when we both were collecting Chatty Cathy dolls had a tea. Through the years our doll collecting has morphed into "other" collections as well as our beloved Chatty's. Along the way we met another doll collector named Isabelle and she has come along with us into our new doll passion, Bleuette dolls. Last Thursday Loretta hosted us both for a Bleuette tea. As some of our Bleuette dolls are at camp on the good ship Amitie (a fun project hosted by Gael from the Bleuette sewing group on Yahoo groups), we took the opportunity to pose a few pictures so our little campers can earn their badges for their uniforms. No...we are not insane....not even close, we have just discovered that you are never too old to have a fabulous childhood and while we did have them when young, us empty nesters (well sort of...) are going back to times of old where life was slower paced and dolls were synonymous with fun times. With the Internet, we are able to access a ton of other avid collectors and we have formed online families and friends with similar passions/obsessions(?). It is such fun, if you have a hobby and would like to share, check out Yahoo groups because I just bet you will find many others, even thousands of others who share your passion for collecting and would love to come out and play with you. Thanks Loretta for hosting another fabulous event! These soiree's just get better and better!
I haven't blogged for quite some time but I had an interesting summer and will try to post a few posts regarding what I did on my summer vacation...a little hint...we joined the United Federation of Doll Clubs earlier this year and they held their annual convention in a place that was close for us to get to and also happens to be a place dear to our hearts, Anaheim California, home of Mickey, Minnie, and this year home to thousands of dolls collectors and sales people from all over the world...I will post pictures soon of that once in a lifetime event.
Walmart is having their yearly Anniversary sale and strangely enough I haven't been near the place....today I had to spend time at my Mom's waiting for the fire alarms to be tested by the strata and I figured it was a good time to clear out the junk pile otherwise known as "my purse". I ran across several great coupons that correspond with what Walmart has on sale but as I was at the other end of town, I piled up "stacks" of coupons and took Walmart's ad over to London Drugs to price match. I price matched the Tide and the Lady Speed Stick, London Drugs had the Pantene on sale and it was a bonus bottle! I presented my ad and my stacks of coupons (love London Drugs who allows you to stack coupons as long as the coupon UPC's are different numbers) my final total for all of the above including the 12% HST tax was $5.05. I came home very pleased with myself!
To believe is to know that every day is a new beginning. It is to trust that miracles happen, and dreams really do come true. To believe is to see angels dancing among the clouds,To know the wonder of a stardust sky and the wisdom of the man in the moon. To believe is to know the value of a nurturing heart,The innocence of a child's eyes and the beauty of an aging hand,for it is through their teachings we learn to love. To believe is to find the strength and courage that lies within us, When it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again. To believe is to know we are not alone, That life is a gift and this is our time to cherish it. To believe is to know that wonderful surprises are just waiting to happen, And all our hopes and dreams are within reach. If only we believe.
I am a mother of two grown sons and gramma to 4 darling little grandchildren. When I can find the time I enjoy reading, gardening, sewing, walking, visitng friends on my computer and my doll hobby. I also enjoy travelling. I lived in Hawaii for many years and miss being there a great deal. In recent years our destination of choice has been Southern California where we always have a wonderful time and the weather is fantastic. Computers are not my strong suit, nor is technology so I am just stumbling my way through and learning as I go along. Thank you for visiting my blog!