Saturday, April 2, 2022

The Dream


The Dream

Alone I am walking the Pleasant Run trail,

Just under the Raymond Street bridge, heading toward Shelby.

A person is walking, slowly, ahead of me,

And my steps bring me even with his stride.

We walk in silence together. He is middle height, middle age, brown eyes and hair.

Sweatshirt, jeans, and sandals. It is Winter.

Half a mile on, we stop. To the left, along the creek bank, is a homeless camp.

Tent, tarp, and trash, and one person; man or woman impossible to tell.

“What do you see?” the man beside me asks

“An assault to my senses, to the earth, nothing but trash defiling the trail,” comes my immediate answer.

“What do You see?” I ask the man. Quietly…

“Hopelessness. Hopelessness and suffering on the edge of despair” the man with the brown eyes says.

I look again, at the tent, and the tarp and the trash, and the despair.

I look back at the man, but he is gone.

I walk on, alone.

Beth Webber 4-2-2022

Friday, April 1, 2022

Circle of Love

A Circle of Love.  Tiny dolls that fit snuggly in the palm of your hand.  Someone to tell your hopes and fears to.  This circle of love was made with one skein of Red Heart Super Saver Retro Stripes and all the different Lionbrand Skein Tones yarns.  Twelve skin colors in all.

Doll Pattern by Nelly Lopez:  BHD doll pattern

For the wig caps, you can use the hat pattern that comes with Nelly's doll pattern, just work it to 36 stitches and check the fit, then work without increasing.  To embelish, you can use one of these two patterns to create all kinds of hair styles, or make up your own!

Wig Patterns:  Cute Hairstyles for Dolls, by Sandy Nordwarll Eggers.  Available on Ravelry.

Wig Patterns:  WeeBee Book of Hair, Volume 1 by Laura Tegg.  Avaliable on Etsy.

And if you want to dress your dolls   you can use my free outfit pattern.

Outfits for Nelly's BHD doll:  Outfits, by Beth Webber.

Have a lovely day, and enjoy the crochet!