As I am having to go into hospital for surgery and the lenghty recovery time afterwards I understand is not conducive to sitting at the computer so I'm closing down my blog for this period with photos of this absolutely delightful, out-of-this-world 'recovery' gift from Ted.
Yes, it is the winning pinafore by Robbin Atwell, in Ted's Pinafore Challenge. A million/trillion thanks Ted for thinking of me in this truly magnificent way. A wish come true. (Who says that there aren't fairy Godmothers or in this case, fairy Godfathers.)
I have chosen Belle, my 1970 Gregor customised by Shelly who reminds me of the Mabel Lucy Atwell dolls (notice the name connection with Robbin's) to wear this gorgeous little outfit. (Please click on each photo to see her supreme craftmanship in every stitch, particularly in the stems of the flowers.)
Actually when I heard that Robbin might be selling one or two of her Sasha creations at the Philadelphia Sasha Evening I WAS going to ask Ted if he was able to buy me this very outfit ...BUT unfortunately the day before I received an SOS from my daughter with regards to her car insurance payment, so that idea literally flew straight out of the window. Can you imagine my surprise and delight then when a few days later this arrived unexpectedly from the US? What a great 'MY mind' reader you must be Ted.
I had the choice of some of my commercially manufactured bar shoes or these JJ sandals to go with this outfit. The sandals won.
I'm hoping that the memory of these adorable pinafore photos will hopefully help see me through some of the dark times ahead.
Many thanks again Ted for your kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity (...and to Robbin for designing, sewing and making this delightful Sasha outfit available.)