Sunday, August 2, 2009

a finish and a frozen charlotte

Starting this little piece in July allowed me plenty of time to finish the stitching... now I just need to find a frame so that it can be wrapped and given with love on the morning of the first day of school. If you want to stitch your own little sampler, the chart can be found here on the Blackbird Design blog.
I came across this Frozen Charlotte a few years ago at a quilt show in Ohio. I have no idea how old she is or if her body is jointed or a solid piece. I'd love to take her apart and see. I think about slipping out the stitches around her neck every timeI pick her up. I wonder if she was broken and then made into a pincushion to keep the pieces together? Many of the other Charlotte dolls that I've seen have a glossy shine and black painted hair. My Charlotte has no finish and is very rough. It looks as though she has a tiny speck of blue paint in her eyes All these unanswered questions....how old is she? who did she belong to? why was she stitched into a pincushion?