If you're at all familiar with the incredible creativity of Magpie Ethel you know that she makes little spun-head dolls using vintage odds and ends, dibs and dabs, and whatevers. I've purchased several seasonal spun-heads in the last couple of years but my favorite has always been Cowboy Bill. Apparently there was a Billie at one time but she skedaddled it off to someone else's ranch and left poor ole Bill to fend for himself. Here's Bill, now residing at Chez VintageChristine:
Bill's been lonely and there ain't nuthin' more pathetic than a lonely ole spun-head cowpoke. So I wrote Laurie and asked if she could possibly "find" Billie. Well, of COURSE she could!
I tried to explain to Bill that even though Billie won't be coming via stagecoach from the West Coast it's still going to take her just as long to get here via the U.S. Mail (har har). This morning, there he was at the window with his trusty steed, Fred. I mean, have you ever seen anything more pitiful?
We'll keep our fingers crossed that she gets here fast. Of course the fact that Bill told me he's gonna plug me with his six-shooters if she ain't here pronto-like just made it that much more important that she arrive soonest, although I'm not sure those teeny tiny little bullets would hurt very much . . .
And yes, this is it--MY 100th POST!! Details will be forthcoming shortly about the fabulous celebratory giveaway. Woo woo hoo hoo HOO!