Yesterday brought another snowstorm to my corner of New England, making it a good day to spend in my studio while small white flakes drifted furiously down from the leaden sky.
I love being able to look out my windows and watch the snow while I work. It’s very peaceful and makes me think about the other women who have lived in our house. I wonder whether they enjoyed sewing and doing needlework on similar snowy days….
My name is Paula Walton. I’m a working craftsperson. I’ve been self-employed since 1986, when I started selling the items that I make under the name A Sweet Remembrance. Among other things, I am a doll maker, a dressmaker that specializes in reproduction women’s and children’s clothing, maker of spun cotton ornaments and holiday figures, and a freelance designer. Upon occasion I write magazine articles and am a Craftsperson in Residence. I teach and do demonstrations quite frequently, plus I was previously the director and curator of a small museum in Connecticut.
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4 thoughts on “Another Snowy Day…”
I am new to your site here. I think your dolls are just lovely! Look at that sweet face!
Thank you! I appreciate the compliment 🙂
Hi Paula, the snow outside your window and the shoveled path look just like Vermont. We are keeping in touch with family back home and they are snowed in as well and the kids are out of school on snow days. We’re down here in sunny and warm Florida. It’s been in the mid 80’s so far. The new doll is adorable, she reminds me of my Anna. I know I always enjoy sewing, embroidery, and needlepoint during the long winter month. I always enjoyed being snowed in and I remember years ago of not being able to open the back door. Even though I’m wintering in the warm weather I did take along my favorite needlework to keep my hands busy during the evenings. Keep toasty warm in your studio creating away. I’ll be thinking of you all back home in the north. Fondly, Mary Goddard.
She does remind me a bit of Anna too. She’s larger, but they both have lovely round heads, full cheeks and beautifully molded mouths.
I’m so glad you are getting the chance to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine!