Betty has been getting oodles of love.
It's just that my Great Grandmother's damask linen napkin
and the last scraps of what might have been
my favorite skirt of all time
were already worn to a threadbare fragility
before they had the chance
to become a doll.
required fragments of silk
from a length my brother bought
on a trip to India
And her new shorts
from a bit of rayon
of unknown origin.
during a week long
Mimi Kirchner's blog,
Doll, and her
pattern on the Purl Bee,
But making and repairing are different things
and dismantling my fragile friend
was initially a bit daunting.
"Good! Let's Play."