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As a child, it was one of my greatest delights to visit my grandparents in the spring when the whip-poor-wills began to call. Grandma and Grandpa lived in a remote valley of the Ozark Mountains where there were trees a plenty, and, seemingly, a whip-poor-will, or two, in each one.
My grandmother insisted that a whip-poor-will's call was not "whip-poor-will," but instead, "chip-butter-white-oak." I would listen really hard trying to hear it exactly as she said it was, but all I could hear was "whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will,..." But, I never let on to her.
I remember my grandpa watching and listening, with an amused look on his face, to one of these listening sessions. Shortly after that he began to call me, just for fun, "Chip Butter." It is a name I am proud to wear for I still love to hear that long, lonesome call on a warm summer's eve. And, sometimes, when I listen really, really hard, it seems I can hear quite clearly, "chip-butter-white-oak, chip-butter-white-oak..."


Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Joys of a Christmas Doll...









Kate








Mae





 Well, we made it!   I think the dolls actually fared  better than me for I do feel a bit weary from too many late nights of staying up to get them finished by Christmas.  I am having a lot of empathy tonight for Mrs. Claus who does this year after year.  She surely must deal with deadlines better than I do!

I hope the girls love these sweet little dolls as much as I do.  They are, without a doubt, the best I have made.  I think they are attached to me as much as I am to them, but I am quite sure, once they meet those sweet and happy girls, they are going to be delighted with their new home.  And, of course, I can always go to visit them, and even take them a new dress every now and then.

Merry Christmas, Kate and Mae!  And, Merry Christmas to all of my friends who stop here to visit from time to time.  I hope you all have a good one!




24 comments:

  1. What a wonderful Christmas gift of your time and creativity in these charming dolls! What a treasure for your grandchildren!

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  2. These dolls are truly works of art-they are amazing! I can see love in them. God bless and keep you and your family. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

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  3. Wow what a great job you did. They are beautiful. I can only imagine how happy those girls will be to have these.

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  4. Incredible works of art! Must be so hard to give them away, but I know the little girls will love and cherish them dearly, and how wonderful that you will still get to visit and cherish them! They are amazing! Blessings and hugs!

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  5. That first picture is priceless. Your dolls are amazing and will be so loved. So glad that you have visiting privileges once they have new homes.

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  6. Two beautiful dolls. they are as sweet as can be and have such pretty dresses. they also have fine shoes too. Your children will love them. Your dedication to making the dolls shows and you have the satisfaction of making something beautiful that will be loved and something your children could not get any where else. they are originals.

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  7. Oh my goodness, Kate and Mae are gorgeous! They have sweet personalities and beautiful clothing. How wonderful for your grands! I love that you will visit with them from time to time with a new dress. Wonderful treasures! ♥

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  8. It is easy to see how you would be attached to Kate and Mae. They both are sweet and adorable and look like they could speak. Such lucky girls to be receiving such a special gift. Merry Christmas!!

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  9. Oh my, Kate and Mae are so beautiful! I know how hard it will be to give them up, after all, you gave them life. But at least you will be able to visit them from time to time. And you will make your grands so happy. Have a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!

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  10. The dolls are truly amazing, Chip Butter, and I'm sure they will be loved and well cared for forever!
    Merry Christmas to you! Wishing you a very safe, happy, and creative new year!!

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  11. Merry Christmas Chip Butter...your dolls turned out wonderful. They are so pretty and the outfits are perfect too! What a special gift they will be.

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  12. They are exquisite, perfect from their sweet and dreamy expressions, right the way down to their little boot ribbons. Lucky the girls who receive these beauties.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas!

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  13. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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  14. Beautiful dolls, and what a lovely gift. I do admire your ability to create such loveliness.

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  15. I just stopped by to wish you a Happy New Year! I hope it's everything you love and desire!

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  16. They are so lovely! I bet those girls loved them! Wishing you a blessed and happy New Year!

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  17. Oh I really like that first precious picture, love the fire place

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  18. These sweet dolls will be treasured for a verrrrry long time, Mary.

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  19. Kate and Mae are just lovely! Any little girl would fall in love with them instantly.

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  20. Oh my goodness.....what exquisite dolls and outfits you have fashioned! I cannot imagine any girl who would not treasure these beautiful creations forever and ever! I too, am in awe of Mrs Claus. =)

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  21. Wow! What beautiful dolls. What a treasure. Any girl would love to get one of these lovely creations.

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  22. You are creating family treasures that will last a lifetime and then be passed on to another. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet words about my Barn and the stencil work. . . . my Barn is a very special place, a dream come true. I am delighted when I hear that my friends love it, me too, LOL.

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