At the beginning of the year Ronny had set a challenge that we pick a number of Sasha's that we could not buy more than or we would have to donate money to charity if we exceeded that number stated.. well thinking I would not buy more than about four I chose Ten as my unreachable limit...how little I knew....
So going right back to February the first of what turned out to be a stream of newbies arrived...
So a closer look at Sam a handsome little chap.
Well Samuel and his twin Sebastian were not the only arrivals in February because Darcy arrived that month to!
Being a No Navel , my favourite of the Gotz and a Red head, well there was no chance of me not accepting when she was offered to me, so Darcy arrived.
A closer look at her beautiful face .
So in February I was already two into my limit of ten.
Then along came Meredith , a 1968 single (hidden ) fringe girl well how could I just pass her by?
Meredith is one of the quieter Sasha's in the village .
Her arrival in March put my total at three.
They had been sorely neglected , so what was a person to do but offered them sanctuary and a bath!
Okay! So it's March and there are Five newbies in the Village, not a problem , it will all go quiet now.
And so it did....
Anoushka is quite a stubborn little Miss who loves to dance.
So by April I'd hit six ! Fine no problem so a couple of buses had arrived together , it will all go quiet just wait and see!
Then along came a girl I could just not pass by..
The lovely Millie who just loves bright clothes including Or...ora... orange...( strange child )
It's now May and the totals seven... no problem... seven...
But hold on Millie was not number seven that was ..... Mabel Lucie...
I made the mistake of just having a quick look on Shelly's only to come across a darling quiet little waif who stole my heart!
So Mabel Lucie arrived quietly and settled in perfectly with her new brothers and sisters, so quiet is she that she's out of place in the newbie lineup!
Okay Millie you move back and Mabel Lucie you stand behind Anoushka and that right Millie you snuggle up to her.
So the fifth month and the eighth newbie.....mm need to be careful... still have seven more months to go and only two newbie spaces left....
June was a quiet calm no newbie month, so I dropped my guard and.....
and Liss dangled this gorgeous red haired Button nosed darling before my eyes ! I was in love and in a hurry to secure her for my own! A few panic ed emails and she was mine! Nine who cares about nine I HAD to have her! So Magda arrived in time to be my birthday Sasha on the 1st of July
what's not to love about her bossy little moosh! and bossy she is ! Almost on a par with her sister Anoushka who can be on the dramatic moody side!
She's been carrying this little wooden sign round ever since it arrived on a parcel from Frances T and she waves it at me when she says I am being unreasonable!
So NINE little newbies standing in a line! Oh my goodness are they all mine!
Look at that face! Tell me you could have just turned him away..... I thought not... so really I cannot be held responsible for his arrival in the village and making the total TEN by the end of July.
So Ten by July... in one way not good for my agreed total but in another way MARVELLOUS !! :)
But even then I knew I was going to break the total as sitting on Shelly's was another little darling who'd been watching and waiting and tapping her foot while I added Ragnor and a couple of other's while she languished ...
So Babette's arrived to put the cat squarely amongst the pigeons! and taken me over and into charity donation land! But she is worth it ! So say I....
I forgot to take a close up, so am using yesterdays one! Look at that face ! I could not say no to her..she waited so long for me to become her new mum !
So ELEVEN and it's only September...there is another three months to go after this one ! Will I make it without having to pay another donation to Charity? The Chat n Snaps coming up... sometimes people bring dolls to sell!! But that's fine I never have enough money for a doll.....
Then again eleven is an uneven number.... but if we count Sebastian we'd sort of have twelve and I do like the sound of a Bakers Dozen.... 13...... but then that's uneven.. and I do like things to be even....
Sebastian's joined to even up the numbers and because he arrived this year with his twin.
so the total so far runs as this....
ONE No Navel
THREE Black Trendon's
THREE 1968 Trendon's
FOUR Gotz's Button ( No ) Noses
Well even I cannot believe what I have managed to acquire so far this year and I have a feeling that it's probably no quite over yet.....