Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Recycled "Rag"






















This doll turned out to be not as "dark" as I was striving for. (I have another one in the works with a scowl on her face).

Her body is made out of an old dish rag that I was going to throw away because it was getting stained and parts of it were threadbare. Then, just for fun, I thought "I'll save the better bits and see if I can make something out of it". And so, here it is.

My cousin in the States phoned me yesterday to let me know that her Aunt Ellen died. No one had spoken to or seen Aunt Ellen in a few days. A neighbour got concerned and called the police. They went into the house together and found her dead on the floor.

Aunt Ellen is the sister-in-law of my favourite aunt who passed away in this past November. The last time I saw her was at my aunt's funeral. Although not directly related, Aunt Ellen was a wonderful lady who my family saw many, many times over the years. And now she is gone too. I am shocked at the number of people I know that have died in the last few years.

4 comments:

Creativehands said...

Dishrags and scowls do go together well don't they?
I too am getting a little overwhelmed with the number of people we're loosing recently, but I guess that's what happens if you live long enough.
As my grandmother used to say, whenever anybody bemoaned the trials of living longer...
"Beats the alternative!"
Looking forward to seeing you quilt squares; I've got some plans too...

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Sorry to hear about your aunt. Makes me think about how I want to go (as if I have much of a choice!).... I love that your doll was a dish rag -- very cool!

Belinda said...

Hi Inga Sorry to hear about your loss. What a creative idea with the dish cloth, it worked so well. Belinda

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

I am sorry for the loss of Aunt Ellen. Death is something inevitable but I am too fearful to face that.

Btw, I love this doll..how did you do this?