Abby, A Very Special Doll

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I have a very special doll that I want to tell you about, online but first, look I have to share a very sad story. A few months ago, recipe my friends and I were devastated to find out that our friend, Denis, had lost her 17 year old granddaughter, Abby, in an automobile accident, while trying to avoid hitting a dear. I never mentioned this because it is so very personal. Yesterday, Denis gave me permission to share this story. During the Summer, I told Denis about Christine Crocker, of Deerfield Farm, and her beautiful dolls that were going to be for sale in my Artisan Store. She told me she would like to order one, so she did. After the tragic loss of Abby, Denis asked if the doll could be made in rememberance of her. She wanted her to have auburn hair and green eyes, the same as her beloved, and very special granddaughter. Yesterday, the doll arrived, and I called Denis to tell her.

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I didn’t want to open it. I thought Denis should do that, but she told me to open it for her. The doll was so precious. I asked Denis if I could show her on my blog, but I also told her that I wouldn’t mention the significance of this doll. She told me that it would be alright if I did. So here she is, Abby, a very special doll. From all that I have learned about Abby, she was a wonderful, caring young person. She accomplished a lot in her short life. I guess she was just too good for this earth, so God gave her wings.

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Christine told me she used early fabrics, from the PA., where Denis is from. Look at those sculpted hands, and the little sewing pocket with the hand embroidered initial, A.

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Love the little patch too.

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Thank you Christine for making my friend such a special doll. I can’t wait for the dolls and makedos for my Artisan Store!!
HAPPY DAY
Carole

10 Responses to “Abby, A Very Special Doll”

  1. Rachael Says:

    Hello Carole~
    Both you and Christine are so thoughtful to do this for Denis. I remember when you mentioned this to me this summer, and were so devestated. I think there is nothing harder on this entire Earth, than loosing a child~ its just not supposed to happen that way. I know this dollye will be a wonderful reminder of Abby.
    Have a wonderful week! Rachael

  2. tj Says:

    …This post left me with tears streaming down my face. My prayers and best wishes go to your friend during this time and how lucky she is to have you for a friend too Carole… And to Christine Crocker, this doll is nothing short of phenomenal. What a special momento to remember a sweet spirit by…

    …Thank you for sharing this story. Many blessings… :o )

  3. Carole Says:

    thanks tj and Rachael. i apprecaite your comments.
    Carole

  4. Louise Says:

    Abbey is so beautiful!!

    Louise

  5. Gayle Tweed Says:

    What a lovely way to remember Abby…the doll will be a treasured heirloom (as all of Christine Crocker’s dolls are). Your photos are beautiful ,Carole…..

    I enjoy your blog very much…

    Gayle

  6. carole holt Says:

    hi Louise. I know you always read my blog, but today I am so glad to see that you left a comment. How could you resist, the doll is wonderful isn’t it.

    Gayle, it was very nice hearing from you today too. It’s been a while since I have heard from you. i know it’s hard to resist a comment when you see one of Christe’s dolls.
    Carole

  7. Debbie Says:

    Abby is a beautiful doll. What a special memory for her mother. Thank you for sharing this treasure and a tender memory with us.

  8. Primitive Folk Art by Old World Primitives Says:

    This story brought tears to my eyes – my deepest sympathies to your friend Denis. The doll is such a lovely tribute, Christine did a beautiful job.

  9. carole Says:

    Hi Carole,

    Thank you for sharing Abby. Christine did a magnificent job.

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