My Very First Design
The article in yesterday's Talking Crochet made me a bit sentimental as I remembered the different projects I had designed through the years. This doll was given to my mom Dolores in 1949 when she was expecting her first child. When the baby turned out to be a boy, Mom kept the doll for herself. She had always felt that it looked like her (although I feel Mom was even prettier than this doll).
When I was in Jr. High Mom had been hiding this doll for years because the clothes were long lost. I offered to make the doll some clothes; how fearless kids are! I don't remember how long it took but we were both very happy with how it turned out.
When Mom passed away a few years ago I was very happy to receive this doll. I call her Dolores and keep her in my yarn room. After all, I believe Mom is my muse.
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