Claudia just sent this photo of the Tonner store window in Kingston, NY. Good to see those Patsy's with Ann Estelle's toys and her re-painted furniture! R.
I completely forgot that today is Dame Cecilia's birthday!!
Cards and good wishes started arriving this morning, even a real firefly one from Dame Cecilia's good friend Princess Anne (known to the younger members as Auntie Annie). I'm so embarrassed!
But luckily Azalea and the gang are on top of things and have produced balloons and a scrumptious birthday cake. Here they are as the party got underway.
The party continues as we speak! And Dame Cecilia wants me to pass along her thanks for the sweet birthday greeting that she received from Princess Anne! R.
Here is a picture of Dame Cecilia and Azalea together, both now in updated bodies (see post below) and one of their favorite younger friends, Annie Laurie (still chasing butterflies!)
Not only did Dame Cecilia emerge from orthopedic surgery more limber, but she lost a couple of pounds off her waistline - we had to take in her Firefly uniform skirt's waistband. How nice, since "a waist is a terrible thing to mind"! R.
Hear that warbling, wobbling duet out in the pea patch singing "oh what a beooootiful morning!!"?? What a great way to introduce you to Ms. Azalea "Mulch" Househob!! She is Dame Cecilia's sister and while not as active and well known on the international scene as Dame Cecilia is, Azalea is equally as famous in gardening circles. It is Azalea who has redesigned the large formal gardens in the Lilyhill family estates in England (Prince Charles comes to her for advice!) But she also loves to get her hands in the soil in something so mundane as her vegetable patch. Which is where I found her this morning, with Kitty and Ann Estelle tagging along. And just look at the peas they picked!
Time to shell 'em!
Well! Someone is having fun "shooting" peas!!!! Ahem!!!
The reason you haven't seen Azalea before this (even though I believe there were references to her in the living moon rock post?) is that someone has postponed giving her orthopedic surgery. But that all changed recently when I viewed a great instructional video on Dianna Effner's website http://www.expressionsdolls.com/youtubevideos.html
After stumbling around a bit to find a good size armature (they seemed to be described in sizes for reborn baby proportions rather than adult proportions) I got one that worked. (These armatures fascinate me - they are made by a company in China called Jeton, originally as flexible coolant hoses!!)
Upon seeing how flexible and energetic this surgery has made Azalea, Dame Cecilia is now eagerly awaiting the same therapy!
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