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Oh my! Lucky you! Absolutely love her! This would be a great project for my girls. Looking forward to stopping by the sale tomorrow--maybe we'll bump into each other there....

Suzy McQ

Thank you for thinking of us, Charlotte. What a lovely surprise to find this today!

Happy Mother's Day to All!

karen on bainbridge island

"Helping", eh? This little gal is so clever. Thanks for sharing.
Every year, my town has what is billed as the worlds largest garage sale. The Rotary has organized this huge event for 50 years. I usually head to the sewing section...never know what treasures you will find.

Julie Clark

I'm working on a needle keeper (my design) for my Mother for Mother's Day. I do like this idea alot. Make it next? Thanks for sharing. Julie


So precious! What a wonderful little 'find'. Thank you for the pattern - loved seeing your sketch! Happy Mother's Day to you.


This is so super sweet. just what I needed today. Thank you.

Jamie V

Thanks so much! I can't wait to make one! And I just received the two stitcheries I ordered! These will be great projects while I'm at the cabin this summer! Jamie V in MT


She's adorable! Thanks so much for sharing her with us!


ha! Those ladies know you pretty well, don't they?
What a delight! It is the perfect thing for you and I am wishing so that I, too, could come and ...."help"....

Have a fun weekend, dear Charlotte.

Nancy Wethington

This is adorable!

Yvonne Welty

I made one very similar to this when I was a kid. Thanks for the pattern. I think I know how I'm going to spend my Friday night!

Monica Fullerton

This is so darling... thanks for drawing up the pattern!!


Troy Louise

This is so sweet. Thank you for the pattern. I must try after we return from vacation - off to watch my son graduate from college. Time really flies!

Cherie Wilson

So darling! Happy Mother's day Dear Charlotte!


This is so sweet. I have a girl who will like this project, I think!
Happy Mother's Day to you!


Happy belated Mother's Day, Charlotte! Hope you and your dear ones had a wonderful day in each others company - hope your momma is doing well!



THat is so adorable!!!


She's adorable! I let one go recently in one of my junk sales. She was a pink felt girl and had a little thimble in her bonnet. Aren't the vintage designs irresistible? :)


I still have mine that my Mom made for me when I was a kid and first learning to sew. I've always called her my Holly Hobbie. Now when I ask my own girls to get Holly Hobbie for me they know just what to do!

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