Monday, October 10, 2005
B is for Betsy
I got the nicest email from Elaine today! She said she is very happy with the 12" EFA I made for our swap! Hurray! I really struggled with this doll. She said the doll reminded her of a character in an old book of hers called B is for Betsy so now the doll's name is Betsy! It suits her and pleases me! I thought I had a close up of her face in my files, but can't seem to find it. Perhaps Elaine will take some photos too that I can save. Of course, after getting her email, I had to go to Amazon and order a copy of this book. It has wonderful reviews and what's really neat is that while it was written in 1939, it is still being reprinted even today! I opted for one of the early editions and I can't wait to read it!
One other thing, I don't know if I've mentioned this before. The tiny EFA that Elaine made for me bears a striking resemblance to my mother! I know that sounds crazy- she's just a teeny, tiny doll with embroidered features, but she really looks like my mom! Even Carmen saw it and I didn't prompt her! That's why I've named that little doll Audrey after my mom. And you know what my mom's middle name was? Elaine!
So thank you, Elaine, for a very satisfying doll swap!