Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

Separation Anxiety

Published about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader,

Today I did something I've been putting off for years: I took my Bernina to the local shop for routine servicing and maintenance. This required more than a little sacrifice on my part. Whatever will I do without my knee-lift and needle up/down features?

The turnaround time is about two weeks, so not sewing wasn't an option. So I pulled an older machine out of storage, dusted it off, threaded it, located the owners manual (to relearn how to wind bobbins, and use the stitch cams), and test its functionality.

I have another Bernina (the 1230 is a workhorse!) but I loaned it to my mother a number of years ago. I love that machine!

On another productive note, I just finished my first doll of the new year. "Claire" is made from the same pattern and face mold as the witch I made in November. She has a cloth-covered polymer clay face. She stands about 14 inches tall.

Now that everything on today's to-do list has been completed, I'm going to proofread the modules for the future Enigma online class. Or maybe take a nap instead, since I've been awake since 4 a.m. Why? I have no idea, but this insomnia is getting pretty old.

Deanna Hogan

Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

Doll Artist and Teacher: Preserving the art of making dolls and Artist Member of the Original Doll Artist Council of America (ODACA).

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