November 14, 2009

Another Introduction...

Yesterday was a day spent at a grand opening for a new yarn shop (A Good Yarn) in Sarasota. The only photos I took were of a beaded shawl that I've been asked to teach in January. Instead, I spent most of my time visiting with Susan P., who owns the shop and my friends, Amy and Mary Virginia who now work in the shop. It was great to see all of them, along with another friends, Susan M. and Tammy, who I also hadn't seen in a while. I really enjoyed myself.

I'm going to save the photo of the shawl for another day, because today I want to introduce you to Dorothy and Baby June. June grew into a lovely woman. She was the sister of my "almost father-in-law", Darrell. She married and lived in central Wisconsin, where I first met her and spent time getting to know her. She had two sons who I knew very well. I think she had a daughter, too, but my memory isn't very clear on that detail. Sadly, she passed in the 1990s.

I'm not sure that I know any details about Dorothy's life, but I sure adore her smiling face and her ringlets.

You're welcome to use their images in your artwork, but the real reason they're here today is to let you know that today is my 200th Post!! More than being excited that I have written two hundred messages to you, I am honored that you have been here to read them.

The girls would also like to invite you back tomorrow to learn all about my 200th Post Giveaway. No R.S.V.P. needed, but comments are always welcome. See you tomorrow for the big unveiling!

11 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So happy that you visited my site so that I could enjoy yours. I am looking forward to coming back over and over.
Also I appreciate the candy post for my giveaway. I am as excited as all of you waiting to see the two names I draw. It started out with one drawing but so many people have entered I thought I should do two drawings. Good luck with your entry.
I will of course have to come and see yours and put my name the pot.
I am fairly new at all this but everyone has been gracious.

debi said...

I love the old photo, it's so sweet. And how wonderful that you know some of the history.
Congratulations on your 200th post!

Carol at Serendipity said...


Good morning! Another lovely post! Where is the new yarn shop?

Hope to see you soon?


Claudia said...

What a lovely photo! And a new yarn shop is always such fun!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

I enjoyed meeting Dorothy and June. It makes it so neat when you can learn the 'backstory' on these pictures. Congratulations on your 200th post! I am looking forward to your giveaway! Have a nice Sunday! Twyla

Jane said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! I'll be back tomorrow to check out the giveaway!
That picture is too cute.
Have a great Sunday.

Snap said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. The picture is wonderful -- thank you! Sounds like your weekend is going well -- a new yarn shop!

Linda K. said...

Aw, the vintage photo is adorable! I will be back to enter your 200 post giveaway! This is so fun! Thank you so much for stopping and entering mine.


Halliehoop said...

Thank-you, Donna, for joining me too. I am in awe of your being a 200th post blogger. I have lost some of my enthusiasm but people like you encourage me. I would be interested in sharing ATCs. Do you make a copy and send that or do you always send the original?

Kathy said...

Dorothy and Baby June are the sweetest two little girls...a photo to cherish for ever...congratulations on 200! Keep them coming girl, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

The Rustic Victorian said...

They are cuties all right. Congratulations on 200 posts!!! Love the dogs! North Port,,I will have to look that up, my sister is in Niceville, Fl.
Blessings in your week!


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