My Uncle Carl died this morning in his sleep. Peaceful, without pain. He was a veteran, a college man, a farmer. With hands of steel, large, enveloping, loving hands. To calm a newborn calf, to pat the heads of wayward nieces and nephews. Always ready with a story about the comings and goings of life in Crivitz, Wisconsin. I loved him very much. Rest well Unca Cayo.
This is a Bleuette doll I made from Beth Webber's crochet pattern. Beth is, as some of you know, the crochet sensei of the doll world. This is an especially wonderful doll because of the jointed arms and legs and movable head. Strung with elastic beading cord. Her dress was made for me by my BFF, Ellen Haytas. You can find Beth's patterns on her blog.