Good morning! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July or Canada Day if that's where you live, or just a good early summer weekend if you don't live in North America. Where we live, there are lots of Canadians who own summer property on nearby lakes, so on the first weekend in July, MamaT's congregation always sings both the Star Spangled Banner and Oh Canada at church. It sounds pretty good with over 700 people there. For our special treat, we got a new display shelf MamaT's husband made for her birthday, which has now been clear-coated and got attached to the wall yesterday. Gregor's already tried his headstand out on it. Today, the 5th of July, is known as the Fibalibaluly! in MamaT's family. It's her mother's little brother's birthday, and that's what he called it when he was small.
Today, I'll tell you about a “foster baby” we had here for a few months last year. She was a baby White Bird. Dolls like her were produced from 1975-1986. MamaT called her Morgen, and I think you can guess why. If it was up to me, I would call her Ave Alba which means “white bird”. She was absolutely perfect. In fact her only flaw was that she came with her box. As soon as she arrived, MamaT realized that not only would she have to take care of the baby doll, she would have to store the box carefully somewhere so it would not get damaged, because it was a part of the value of the doll. Well, what with so much of her stuff already still in boxes, she didn't want to deal with storing yet another thing. So after a few months of enjoying her, we found another home for her. She sold for a little less than what we purchased her for, but getting to enjoy her as part of our family for a little while was worth the difference. We still miss her a little. Her face looked almost just like Gregor's. Don't forget you can click on her photo to see how pretty her face really is.
The featured site I'm choosing for you today is Nikki's site (even if it is based in Ireland instead of N.A.). MamaT and her husband both have Irish roots, so they have a soft spot for Ireland. It is called Sasha doll style and has lots of wonderful handknitted clothes available. There are lots of great photos. Check out the Sasha at home page which features photo series of Sasha's at every day play. There is even a blog on the site too.