One of the talks I was especially looking forward to was Brenda Walton's. Brenda has restrung a few of my dolls and I couldn't wait to hear all about her experiences working with these wonderful dolls. I wasn't disappointed, the talk was riveting and Brenda was a brilliant speaker. We were treated to have a close look of several of her daughter's beautiful dolls at the end of the talk as well and I managed to get a few photos, which I will let do the 'talking' themselves. They are just so wonderful, each individually hand painted by Sasha Morgenthaler, all so different and individual, with their own characters.
Aren't they just simply gorgeous? What a wonderful collection and so very special indeed. I fee very lucky to have been able to enjoy these dolls close up, and thank Brenda very much for bringing them and her wonderful talk. Thank you Brenda.
I was a bit concerned on the Saturday morning when I woke up with the worst head pain yet that I would be unable to take part in any of Saturday's activities, but fortunately with some medication the pain eased off, although did last for several days. Whether this was the result of the jolt I received when the coach driver reversed into the wall/post on the Friday afternoon I am not sure. Sitting in the back seat, I did feel it, but hadn't expected such a reaction the following day. Just another thing I guess I will need to be aware of. A shame the driver didn't take more care.