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Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy First Day of Summer!

Multnomah Falls

Central Oregon


Mt. Hood

The Oregon Coast

Bandon Dunes Golf Course

Today is the longest day of the year, and it is the official first day of summer. June 21st is the summer solstice.

Here in our Willamette Valley, Oregon, of course, the rain forest is still having a go at it, and of course, we almost never have true summer weather until after the 4th of July, but once it gets going it is the most beautiful weather anywhere, for we do not know humidity here, as I have felt it in the Midwest and in New England, and of course, I shan't even mention the south. Nope, in the entire West humidity is something reported on paper, but not felt in comparison to those other places. I glory in my Pacific air. Our summer weather goes almost to Halloween.

Today is 70 and sunny. Perfection. Well was sunny and is slated to be later in the day. It usually burns off by noon. We shall see. Nonetheless, it is perfection for me for it is my home and I love it.

Just had to share.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Historic McLoughlin House and My Doll Hattie

My reproduction of a pre-Greiner doll, Hattie, now resides in the children's room in the beautiful, historic McLoughlin House in Oregon City, Oregon. The above picture is the same doll, but not seen in the museum, since we are not allowed to take pictures inside of the museum.

The pictures I have shown were procured via Google images. The house was built in 1845, and it is a half a block away from my house.

Just had to share!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Early Work Mercantile Update

This very Queen Anne Pansy Poppet will be featured in the upcoming, October issue of Prims magazine.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Saturday, June 12 ~ Noon-4:00

This is where I'll be today from noon to 4:00, showing some of my early dolls, both old as well as some that I have made. I will be answering questions about how I make my dolls. Hope to see you there.

Historic Barclay House,
719 Center Street
Oregon City, OR 97045