The dog days of summer are certainly upon me (tee-hee!). Remember this little sock dog? She has been sitting ever so patiently on my table waiting for arms and a skirt.
Tada! She is finally finished. Woohoo!! Let me introduce you. Here she is...Miss Ruby!
Ruby was a hoot to make. The best part, though, is that she is the fulfillment of a long-awaited I.O.U. She belongs to my little triplet girl, Libbie.
When I gave Ruby to Libbie, she greeted the little sock canine with an enthusiastic hug and exclamations of love.
After the love fest, Libbie asked, "What should I name her?"
I said, "If she belonged to me, I would call her Ruby." I was thinking of her color.
"Ruby it is, then," Libbie said with a nod. Then she followed up by saying, "Hey, just like Ruby Redfort in Clarice Bean."
That was a connection I hadn't made, but it works for me. I think I got extra "super-mom" points for that one since Libbie loves Clarice Bean books.