When I worked at the Quilting Today and Traditional Quiltworks magazines, we did an article on Dolly Dingle and on redwork, and included some Dolly Dingle embroidery square patterns. I made one, but no longer have it as it's in a Christmas quilt I gave away. But I did find my block patterns, so I may need to embroider another block or two of these cuties. I don't know just what I'll do with these dolls or the embroidered blocks, but that never stopped me before. As far as I'm concerned, some things I feel drawn to sew are just there for me to admire. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm sort-of fond of Sunbonnet Sue, but I just love Dolly Dingle.
And speaking of characters, I say welcome back to the Dallas characters Bobby and JR Ewing, and family. We have been enjoying the newly made episodes of Dallas this summer. Have you watched them?We find the series well-cast and well-written (if you like a good soap opera drama like Dallas... which of course we did back in the day of the first series, and we still do now that it's updated). In the next-to-the-last episode, just when several crises were buidling for all the bad actors (and there are many), some brilliant writer or creator incorporated Johnny Cash's foreboding song, "When the Man Comes Around." It was powerfully used, and just about made the hairs on your arms stand on end... which is a line in the song, too. Behind-the-scenes writers don't get much credit, but we thought this moment was genius... tension, dread, drama. Fun entertainment. But back to sewing. Here are some more of the Dolly Dingle stitch-and-sews for your entertainment.