Saturday, February 18, 2012


When I've worked overlong on a project, restlessness sets in. I become anxious for the work to be finished. That's the point where I find myself, today. 

Dolls be done!

I'm like Robert Frost in his poem After Apple Picking:

For I have had too much
Of apple-picking; I am overtired
Of the great harvest I myself desired.

The dolls are almost finished. The dresses are a little longer than planned, and the faces were marked too low. The tracing marks had to be scrubbed clean, taking most of  an afternoon. Now, they're ready for the second placement of mouth, eyes and nose. Then on to shoes, snaps and hair.

Yes, I have had too much
Of doll making; I am overtired
Of making dolls I myself desired. 

Again, like Robert Frost:

But I am done with apple picking, now

I long to be done with doll making, now, and move on to other projects - projects which will certainly become overlong and make me overtired because I have had way too much, way too apple picking much of them.



JennyD said...

Well, Patricia, you think 'you're' late in posting, ha, lol. I'm well over a year on my own page. Something, although I can't put my finger on it, made me think of you today and so I clicked myself into your page. I see this Feb, 2011, post is your most recent as you're working on the dolls. I sure hope they were all accepted for sale with the books. What a fabulous thing to do. Gosh, I'm proud of you and not even there! I'm loving your music player, too. Brings back such great memories to me, ahhhhh, like Venus. My record wore out, too.
Ok, just wanted to ck in and say hi to you. Hopefully before another year passes, we'll both write ;)
XXX JennyD

PMWare said...

Jenny, sometimes the plate is too full, and the body rebels!

Beth said...

Come back Pat!!

PMWare said...

Beth, I'm out of the valley for a while - in the university town, way up north from where I call home...I'm not sure what I would blog about, here...