Tuesday, December 7, 2010

From 1980

In 1980 when we lived in Overland Park in the KC area, there was a very nice little quilt shop in Ranchmart Shopping Center that was just a few blocks from our house.  One day when I was in there (and I went frequently) there was a Santa like this fellow and
his wife like this little old gal sitting on a chair in the shop.  I thought they were adorable.  Lo and behold, there was a
pattern for these darling little dolls which I immediately purchased.  I made three sets of them - and it took quite a while but it was worth it.  I did one for Sherry and one for Ann, my DIL.   Those two sets I did in a different plaid than mine but they were just as cute.  Sunday when I was at Sher's for dinner, her's were sitting on the bookshelf.  The face, legs and arms were doubleknit - remember that?  I misread the pattern and did the arms separately like the legs instead of in one long piece and tying it in the middle for hands.   However, it turned out just fine.  Can't believe I still have the pattern, but there it was in the drawer.  One of my favorite projects for Christmas.  (Click to enlarge)


Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I like those dolls; they are cute.
Do you still live in the KC area? I have my whole life, except for two years in Southern MO...which I HATED!!!
Now we live in Cameron. It's close enough to KC to make me happy. :)

Norah said...

I love those two!!! I hope my mishmash of old and new Christmas decor will fit the bill for you this holiday!


Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

How cute these are....they would still work as a nice christmas gift today to. Trish