Saturday, August 31, 2013

You Gotta Have Friends

The best part of any collecting community is the connection with other collectors.  I have been very fortunate to make several friends through the doll boards and this blog.  Recently, a collector was downsizing her collection and selling many outfits.  She listed a nemesis of mine, "I Get A Kick Out of You" by Randall Craig.  This fashion sold out quickly when it was released and I have watched for it over the last few years.  I seem to always miss it, including this time around.  

If you follow the different collecting forums, you are probably familiar with Doll Divas.  Val is one of the moderators of this message board and is one of the kindest people anyone could ever hope to cross paths with.   She saw my post and responded, "Anyone who wants something that badly, should have it."   She sold her's to me at the same price as the one in the message.  WOW!  I am so touched by this.

My outfit arrived safely yesterday, and I redressed the doll I had always envisioned wearing it, The Muse Adele.  (The hat is from A Quality Woman, shoes from Pencil Me In Eugenia, jewelry is FR as is the clutch.)

I love this outfit.   I am so happy to finally own it, and I owe a deep, heartfelt, thank you to Val.
This has been a rough summer.  My mother-in-law has pulmonary fibrosis that has flared up again.  We've spent a lot of time at doctor's offices and at the hospital.  Our assistant principal at school was in a freak accident and passed away.  Her funeral was last weekend.  School had just started back, and I found out that my department had been cut back to just one teacher - me.

So, Val, whether you realize it or not, this was a very bright spot in my summer.  I appreciate you more than I can convey.  Thank you.

8 comments:

Val Campbell said...

I am blushing over your sweet comments. I'm so happy to have been able to sell you the fashion and make you so happy. It looks fantastic on Adele and I'm very happy the fashion has found a new home! xoVal

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AG Lanc said...

You never know what people are going thru and how an act of kindness can brighten their day. Adele is working that outfit by the way! I am new to doll collecting and forums. Do you have any suggestions on doll forums?

The grandmommy said...

Awesome. She looks great in that outfit. But it is even better because of the way you acquired it. Doll people are a special breed like teachers.:-D

Vanessa said...

That was so sweet of Val! Adele wears it well. Wow, I can't believe all that has happened at your school. So sad. Hang in there, stay strong, and smile often.

Carrickters said...

What a lovely outfit and how kind of Val to make sure you got it. Sounds like you have had a tough summer, hope your next months are better.

Roville said...

Oh, wow, Adele looks uber-chic. I hope this gorgeous outfit has cheered you a little during rough times.

Dollz4Moi said...

Robyne, our doll friends are some of the most awesome people. Val is a sweetheart and I'm glad she brought you some happiness. I hope that the rest of this year gets easier for you.