Friday, May 27, 2016

MEET MERCY POWERS.......


THIS WONDERFUL DOLL WAS MADE FOR ME
BY NORMA SCHNEEMAN, A WELL KNOWN 
FOLK ARTIST.  HER DRESS IS MADE OF ANTIQUE
HOMESPUN IN LIGHT BROWN PLAID.
IT LOOKS TO BE AN OLD QUILT BACKING AS
I CAN SEE THE CURVE INDENTATIONS OF
FAN QUILTING. THE FAN PATTERN IS MY
FAVORITE HAND QUILTING DESIGN TO DO SO 
I LOVE THAT ABOUT THE DRESS!
NORMA DOES SUCH WONDERFUL WORK.
I'D LONG WANTED ONE OF HER DOLLS AND
DECIDED TO TREAT MYSELF. THE SAME DAY SHE
CAME TO LIVE AT OUR HOUSE MY NEWEST ISSUE
OF A SIMPLE LIFE MAG CAME!  WHAT A FUN MAIL DAY!!


CLOSE UP OF HER FACE AND OLD HOMESPUN
DRESS.  THE BUTTONS ARE OLD TOO.


SHE HAS AN UNDER SLIP MADE OF OLD FABRIC
AND HER BROWN TICKING SOCKS ARE WONDERFUL!


HERE SHE IS IN HER MAKE~DO CHAIR IN OUR
GUEST BEDROOM.  I THINK SHE LIKES IT THERE.

WISHING ALL A WONDERFUL MEMORIAL 
WEEKEND.  UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI

12 comments:

old crow said...

Lori, what a lovely treasure!! She is beautiful! Love the fabrics she chose! My all time favorite doll maker! Love Norma's dolls! I received a tin head "Mattie" today!! Mercy Powers looks just perfect in your make-do chair!! Have a lovely weekend!! Thank you for sharing your lovely new treasure!!
Hugs,
Mona

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thank you, Mona! Yes, she is my favorite folk artist! I just love her dolls and feel blessed to have Mercy. Enjoy your new treasure too! Hugs, Lori

Darlene said...

What a treasure!!!

veryordinary annie said...

I love her!
Wonderful!

WoolenSails said...

That is a wonderful doll and looks wonderful in her new setting.

Debbie

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thank you, Darlene, Annie and Debbie!

The Humble Stitcher said...

Oh my, Lori! Mercy is absolutely wonderful and perfect in every way!!! And that chair looks like it was made just for her. Thanks so much for sharing her with us :)
Big Hugs,
Sandy

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thank you, Sandy!

The Eveningstitcher said...

She is beautiful Lori! I hope to one dayown a Schneeman doll!! She does marvelous work. Your home looks so nice, I love her little chair...perfect!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thank you, Bobbie!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori,
Mercy is just beautiful and looks perfect in her chair...just like it was meant for her!! Norma's work is exquisite and I know you will treasure her!!
Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day, my friend!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thank you, Julie! Hope you are having a great weekend too! We are getting rain, then sunshine, then rain again but everything is green and beautiful.