Thursday, November 30, 2006

Gifts

My dear, sweet, whacky sister Em sent me a surprise package in the mail. It's a Girl! I honestly found it a little bit freaky when I opened it. It looked so much like a dead baby laying in a casket. I lost a child about this size, so believe me, I know what they look like!
But when I picked her up, & held her, I cried.

She has soft mohair eyelashes, & fuzzy hair on her head. I'm not sure what to name her yet. At least she doesn't require hiring a babysitter, or diapers, & I'll never have to worry about who she's dating.

My new iron came today! That made me happy. I hope I love it as much as my old one. The one thing I noticed that's different, & I think I'm not too crazy about it, is the sole plate is different. It has more holes & grooves. I liked the flat center on my old iron. When fusing fabric flat is sometimes better than steam holes.
Another little gift I noticed today is this magnet of kitties drinking from a bowl. My DH says he has no idea where it came from. The bowl is one that my friends Trace & Dave gave me, from an old restaurant here in Anchorage. I keep water in it here for Broc to drink when he's in my studio with me. So where did the magnet come from? Mindy, or Judy? Was it you?

16 comments:

Marcy said...

My gosh that beautiful baby and I heard that about You lost a baby before u had michelle and Aunt vicki,My mom and you and I went to restever funeral to pick my daddy's Ashes box so you and my mom went in there and Aunt Vicki and I visited my grandma wheeler Buried there and clean out of grass off that stone and I saw that your baby's stone name michael price and I asked Aunt Vicki what happens its only 4 months old i think and Aunt vicki told me awhile I read her lips and she said He was very sick and i dont know why that happens to him and I was feel bad about this and I read what u said in blogger and I did cried and I really feel bad i know you really have 4 kids but its three of them alive and I know ITs memories for you to have a baby doll with you and feel faith more for spirit in your back for Michael that He always loves you so much and He understands why he is in Heaven but you will meet him someday.......Remember I always loves you so much MY AUNT DEBBIE AND UNCLE COMEDY WARREN!!!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

sue b said...

Boy that baby really does look real. I just recently bought myself a new Rowenta too. I got the one with the clear water reservoir and the iron sits at an angle on the hot plate. I love rowenta irons, they're great.

Sande said...

That doll is remarkable. Any idea where your sister purchased it or the name of it? Christmas is coming and my granddaughters sure love baby dolls!

Melodie said...

Maybe you should have a name the baby contest!!
She came from ebay but they stress they are works of art, not toys. Search for 'reborn baby dolls' or something like that.

Karoda said...

I thought it was a real baby sleeping...do you collect dolls?

I need a new iron...my current one is a very old Rowenta that is leaking badly (its had it share of bumps and bruises). How much water does it hold in the reservoir?

Dianne said...

The baby doll is so gorgeous! I would've had a cry too!! Sometimes you just need a good cry.....

jenclair said...

I thought it was real, too. This is definitely not a doll for children!

Know you are glad to get your iron. Makes a difference when its association in not just for getting clothes ready to wear!

The Calico Cat said...

Wow that baby sure is creepily real looking... (I have a couiple porcelain ones that I though were real-ish - not any more!)

Love the kitty picture with the cute magnet.

Anonymous said...

I'm anxious to hear how you like your new Rowenta! I am in the market for a new iron. KC Quilter

emmyschoonbeek said...

the doll is so real it is wonderful you must be happy

Jeri said...

jeezus that was freaky for a second! I couldn't get my head wrapped around you getting a BABY in the mail!?!?!?

it looks SO REAL. my gosh. its beautiful. My sympathy on losing a baby; I lost a teenage son and know some of those same feelings and memories. :)

I think a name-the-baby contest would be fun, but you might come up with something better yourself.

congrats on the new iron - be sure to post a review when you've used it awhile.

Rian said...

That baby is creepy-real. I can only imagine the pain you must have felt at seeing this baby lying in its "casket." I do know for real that you never get over the pain of a loss of a child. Never.

Hope you like your new iron--let us know. I would love an iron that has no steam holes and no auto shut-off. That would be a real treat.

Beth said...

Wow....that baby doll does look like the geniune article.

Okay, here's my vote on the name:

"Maggie Caroline". That was the name I had picked out for the Dyl Pickle and then found he had no 'pickle'!

Melodie said...

I like the name Joy.......that's what she'd have been if she lived here.

Lei Lei said...

Those dolls are amazing. Mom bought herself one too, her name is Jolee (Sarah Jo, Jenny Lee). You can special order them too. I found a website on Reborn Babies that had a gorgeous little toe-head baby with huge cheeks, and thought, "hey-that's my kids!!" These women sure can do amazing things to a cheap little store bought doll. They're beautiful!

My Brain on Quilts said...

How incredible. She looks like she'll turn her head and suck that hand. She sure is beautiful. Now be careful, word is, a beautiful baby can make those ovaries start kickin' in again!