Just back from vacation, we are ready to stay home for a summer of outdoor activities, BBQ’s, and Jim’s birthday party! He is from Kentucky, so our first summer activity, of course, will be the Kentucky Derby. Always held the first Saturday of the month, it is so much fun to dust off my beautiful Mint Julep cups and have a toast to the winner.
However, by the time you read this, the 2015 Derby will be history; and, hopefully, Duchess Kate and Prince William will have had their second child. Personally, I am hoping for a girl, as it has been a long time since we have witnessed a royal baby girl’s wardrobe.
In the May issue we continue with our adventure into the world of dolls with Louise Hedrick. This month we begin to see the connection of the French Handsewing methods used today, to the doll industry. We have long known that it was the French nuns that developed and perpetuated the lovely techniques that we now use in French HAND Sewn garments.
Annabelle continues to introduce Ping to some unique American experiences, and we continue to be entertained by their adventures. Not too surprising they were off the races recently, so enjoy reading about their trip. Hoping you enjoy this issue and all