This incredible girl arrived recently quite by surprise, or I guess I should say, by design. The sender, a dear, talented, Blythe-loving artist and on-line friend, whom I will get to meet soon, packed her up and sent her 'cross country.
Zena arrived quite politely, with her own bed and some wardrobe selections, including the fabulous vintage Skipper maxi dress she is wearing here.
If you are reading this, you may well be a Blythe lover, or even a Blythe-aholic, so you can imagine the gasping that accompanied the opening of that package. People just DO NOT send free Blythes. People DO NOT send mohair re-rooted customized Blythes for surprise gifts. Nice, big surprises like that just DO NOT happen.
But it did.
The story isn't that long, and it isn't even a "private" kind of thing; I'm just sort of keeping it to myself- not for fear that the giver will reconsider (or come to her senses!), but because it is just so nice and so special that it requires no shouting from the rooftops. I truly was speechless, and once I became (somewhat) convinced the sender was really (quite?) okay with this and actually intended to put her in the box with the bed and clothes and send them to me, I started to relax and rejoice in this new girl that I just really, really LOVE!
The blue hair is just as incredible as it looks, with eyes just as blue (in two shades, plus green and red) and blue eyelashes! Does anyone remember wearing Maybelline blue mascara in the 1970s? I do! Did anyone have this Skipper dress growing up? I did! Did I say I love this doll? I do!
I've thanked the giver a couple times, but how do you properly thank someone for such a surprise gesture? I don't know, but I am thrilled we will get to meet in person this summer! I think I'll take Zena along.