The other day I noticed that Rag Doll Sophia was not herself, not talking and laughing with the other dolls and seemed a little distant. Her almost twin sister Zoey, (none of the dolls are exactly alike), was sold last week to a family from the UK,. It was clear she was feeling a little left out.
John and I were getting ready to taking a short trip to Southern California because John’s newest furniture piece was accepted in the Design in Wood competiton at the San Diego fair, and a thought occurred to me. “Sophia, how would you like to go to the fair?” She almost fell off the shelf she was so excited!
Into the car and a short five hours later we were having lunch in Del Mar, California, Sophia couldn’t resist getting up on this vintage bicycle.
There were all the sights and sounds you’d imagine at Southern California’s largest county fair. Here is a touching photo where Sophia actually thought she found some distant relatives.
and the flower exhibits…….Sophia and several other dolls in the sewing studio have become huge fans of Sunflowers…
On the way home we stopped in a really awesome Fair Trade Store, Fair Trade Decor, they had a multitude of unique hand made items, all created by artisans in third world countries. I bought a lovely apron with batik flowers for my sister-in-laws birthday. Sophia loved the wall of clocks.
By the end of our short trip Sophia was giggling and talking away. When we arrived home we found out she is also going to a new home, she couldn’t have been happier!