Tiffany and the Raggedies Part 2
When last we left them, all four little Raggedies were better, but the two big Raggedies were untouched and Tiffany, the poor deteriorating green elephant was in a spa. :-)
The large Raggedies were really big. At least 4 feet tall! As I think I mentioned, their clothes were torn because the children had worn them for costumes! They also had some other issues. This is Big Raggedy Ann’s treatment plan:
1) Replace elastic on her pantaloons, apron, and dress sleeves with drawstrings.
2) stitch the two tears on her face. One has been stitched before but is pulling and the second has not been stitched. She will still have obvious scars here, but her face will be stabilized.
3) Stitch her hair back in place.
4) Stitch back of dress seam where torn
5) Recover both legs ankle to knee
6) Clean clothes
Here’s a close up of her legs and pantaloons all better:
And here she is showing off her new clothes, neat hair, and stitched face:
Meanwhile, I send a couple fabric options for Tiffany to their person. Tiffany was calico, and quite a few decades old, so a perfect match was out of the question. Tiffany’s original skin is the one with the orange flowers:
Their person chose the top image and Tiffany had many transplants to get back to herself.
She still needed a few more surgeries, and her new eyes installed, but Big Andy had been waiting patiently for the other six to get better, and he needed some help too. His treatment plan was:
Stitch two face wounds
Fix all clothing seams and clean
Reattach hat (his hat came to the hospital about a month after he did… it had been lost in the person’s house).
Here’s Andy all better:
And finally, Tiffany had her eye surgery. Her person had very specific memories: Arch shaped yellow eyes with a flat bottom, blanket stitch all around the perimeter, no pupil. Here she is with her twenty/twenty vision, dressed, healthy, and ready to go home to be hugged by the next generation:
The group of seven posed for a photo together in the hospital (here you can really see their size differences:
They made it safely home and their person wrote:
Hi, Beth!I just unpacked “the crew” and they cannot stop telling me about their lovely time! LolThank you so much for the loving care that you gave them. Truly memorable for us all!!!
Thank you again!! The names sound like a singing group, don’t they?? Lol
She sent a photo of the band happily ensconced at home too: