It's not like I didn't bring any quilting projects, because I did. And I really thought I'd finish this doll sometime Saturday afternoon and move on to something else. Unfortunately, partly because there were no instructions along with the vintage pattern and I had to wing-it, I worked on this little lady for the better part of the whole weekend.
Everyone at the retreat kept asking me what her name was, but I knew Fidget needed to be the one to give her a name. Although I predicted it would be one of two names Fidget gives to all of her toys, "Buck" or "Mary". So Mary it is! She has green stockings with white polka-dots, a pink striped dress with lace trim and teeny buttons, and a patterned apron trimmed with ric-rac and more buttons. Mary even has a little pocket on her apron with a tiny linen hanky made by my quilty friend Emily.
Mary also has the sweetest little ribbon for her hair from my quilty friend Sarah, and my bestest hexy-quilty friend Holly tied the perfect little bows. It was really a labor of love!
Now that Mary is all finished I can finally move along to some more quilting. Better late than never!