Friday, February 13, 2015
Sending Some Bloggy Valentine Love...
If you are visiting on the GYB party, you will find my post and giveaway here.
As I sat in my studio yesterday, I turned and saw these two, snuggling on the quilt rack where they sit each day, quietly emanating love. Sometimes I can almost hear Andy whispering sweet nothings in Ann's ear. But most of the time, they just sit and stare into each other's eyes... You can almost see the little hearts flying through the air... ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy have long been symbols of love, to me. After all they each have their little stitched hearts that profess "I Love You"... I cannot tell you how many of these I have made over the years. During university and for a number of years after, as my friends got married and started their families, each new baby got an Ann or Andy. I wish I had kept track; I'm quite sure I've made at least 20 or 25. They were fun to do, but the hair, each loop pulled through and then secured by hand, took longer than making the entire doll and the clothing, or so it seemed. These two were for my own children, (made up with a set of each clothing just to be safe) and packed in my suitcase, ready to go to the hospital when I went into labour. Each one sat in the bassinette with the newborn babe. (I think I could have taken orders in the hospital from all the other new Moms and a lot of the nurses...) But these are the last two I made... the end of the line!
Now I'm off to give myself a little love - I'm off to have a mammogram. Not an experience I enjoy (that machine was designed by a man, for sure!) but I sure enjoy the peace of mind after, knowing all is well. Get those mammies grammed, girls!! This is your reminder!
♥ Love ♥
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved." - Victor Hugo