Congratulations are in order!
We’ve had a new addition to our family.Look –
She’s a beautiful little girl we’ve called Molly, and you can see how happy the rest of the Knitty Gritty kids are. Will you look at those cheerful smiles? Even Sally and Sammy, the disabled kids in the back row are smiling. Despite not being able to see her, they can feel the love pouring out of every stitch of the others.
Molly has come from overseas to join all these wonderful little kinfolk she had no idea she belonged to. It all followed on from the discovery, some weeks ago, that Simon Scarecrow (the one in the back row, on the far left with the straggly ‘straw-ish’ hair) – yes, Simon – had a lost twin brother in Tasmania. His Mum has a wonderful site called Henhugs and Ticklefeathers and there I found THE photo that clearly showed Simon’s lost twin brother.
Well that Mum, Carol Ann Martin, and I were just blown away to know they were as near as the Internet, despite our family being ‘across the ditch, on the BIG island’. (It’s true… that’s how Tasmanian people refer to mainland Australia. It’s pretty cute, really.) So of course, we exchanged photos and comments and learned a little more about each other’s lives, as proud mothers everywhere tend to do.
And then, Ann (that’s what she asked me to call her, just like all her friends do… isn’t that lovely?) happened to be at a CWA sale and saw our little honey, and straight away thought of me and mine. Ann promptly took Molly home with her and sent her to me with that little note pinned on her, asking if she could come and live at our place. You can clearly see OUR answer!
We love her SO much, and while I was taking photos of her like the one above to send to her ‘foster’ Mum, I was inspired to write about her. Not just here on a post, but I’ve started a story about her. Think it will have a similar format to Ted Bear’s photo album eBook, with a longer storyline.
It’s so much fun matching words to photos, and then photo shoots inspired by words… I could almost feel guilty about having to do this kind of work… almost!
ALL the kids are excited now… and Ted Bear is spending time with Molly, filling in the family history, and giving her a sneak preview of the kinds of things I may write about her – including how we chose her name. He knows me all too well, I fear. Here he is in action with a couple of his basically unbearable mates – Greengrass and Postie Bear –
Having fun – wish you were here!