Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Guest #55 Cheryl creator of Mammy Dolls ...and today Addelene can be yours..


 Editors note...

I met Cheryl when I first started making dolls...I was
in awe of her Mammy dolls...as you can see I have 
 a couple that followed me home...
 With the book THE HELP
and then the MOVIE that came out this summer,
I thought it was the perfect time to introduce Cheryl
to all of you. She has been slowly gathering tools
to begin her quilting journey but her MAMMY dolls
I think will always be part of her...


I grew up with a Mammy and I can only tell
you that seeing the movie brought up sew many
pleasant memories and YOU is KIND, YOU is SMART
                                          and you is IMPORTANT has found a place in my heart
forever...The Same With Cheryl's Mammys...

I introduce you to the creator of Mammys Stitches...
Cheryl..

this is Mammy Tobe..

Here are more samples of Cheryls Mammys
and yes another..






Cheryl's story....

This is very exciting for me I get to share a little with you about myself and about Mammy.  I have often told this story many times before but I will share it with you again.  Many years ago I had attended my first doll show in Philly.  This show is held every year during Memorial Weekend,
back then it was really nice.  The show kept you busy the whole entire weekend and it was dedicated to Black Dolls.  So many talented artist.  It was like a child on Christmas morning walking through sales areas.  At the time I was taking classes learning how to make porcelain dolls which
were all reproduction. Many artist at the show made dolls from cloth. I  became enlighten with the idea and I wanted to learn how to also make cloth dolls.  At that time I didn't know what my style was and with that I had gotten so many negative feedback's.

I was told by my teacher in order to sell a cloth doll you must make something that is not like everyone elses.  For the life of me it just didn't click in my mind as to what she was trying to tell me. To top things off the clothes and my choice of fabrics at that time just didn't cut it with many.  I later went to another show the following year and saw a vender selling commercial made dolls representing Mammy and people of that era.  I hate to say it but in my eyes those dolls were awful and I questioned why is it that everything related to Mammy have to be so God awful ugly.

It then struck me I would start my venture on making Mammy Dolls and dolls of that era.  I know when most think of that time period all that can come ones mind is hardship, blood, sweet and tears.  So I began making each doll without faces because I wanted you to envision the person for whom the doll was speaking for. I wanted the clothing to be made from top quality quilt shop fabrics, and lots of it.  I made sure each outfit would have nothing left undone.  Vintage buttons, cotton lace and sometimes even vintage lace.  All hand hemmed dresses and which ever way the spirit would guide me that would become the doll.

So today I am sharing a special story with you, her name is Addellene 

She is waiting to come home with you!


Addellene McCullough, Born 1870 she was the second oldest child of Ewardlewis and Rosalie McCullough.  Addellen was a very determined and stubborn child growing up which always seem to caused her trouble.  One thing about Addellen she enjoyed being in the kitchen with Mammy Hattie who shared the small living quarters with her family and the McCullough family on the farm.

Addellene would sit at the table peeling potatoes singing making up songs.  Mammy Hattie would smile and humm along to her singing.

Often times the Misses would come by the kitchen door and listen in but if it seem like too much fun was going on Misses would put up a fuss and tell them to hurry along with the cooking no time for the nonsense.

Few years later Addellene was taken to live with another family to become the house maid for what Addellen called a lazy poor excuse.  She kept those thoughts to herself only the Lord knows what would happen to her if she was to have spoken such a thing.  Her new Owners had 4 children
which Addellene had to tend to as if she birth them babies herself.

Addellene was only 13 years at the time of all this but she had the wisdom of an old soul.  Often times she would sit and day dream about the days of her past and wondered if her family was doing well.  She had not seem them now in 4 years.  She received word today that her Mammy Hattie
had taken ill.  She sat outside on the porch snapping peas trying to control all her emotions for it was nothing she could do but hold on to the pleasant memories although they were few.

Now 50 years later Addellene sits on the porch of her small house rocking away watching the young folks pass her by some take the time to speak, others laugh and say look at that old crazy lady.  Addellen just smile and a song would burst from her heart as she sang her Praises, for the Lord
allowing her to make it this far.  Far from the life of living on the farm and tending to other women children.  Addellen also became Mammy and was proud of it.  She never had children of her own her husband went away to fight a war not long after they had jumped the broom.

She would never marry again but she remained a stubborn, happy and determined woman.  After moving to the city she started her own business renting rooms from her house and doing laundry.   Now all of that is no more -only thing left is songs that spill from her soul. 



Addellene is now waiting to rest her soul to a new home 
of one lucky person to win her.  Do you have a song in your heart for Addellene?


Thank you Madame Samm for inviting 
me to share my Mammys. I cannot wait
to return to share my quilts that have been
inspired by your talented guests. 

GIVEAWAY TODAY....
If you love Mammy Dolls and the book and movie
THE HELP..
YOU will treasure this Mammy DOLL created
especially for YOU from our very own Cheryl...

Want to WIN ?

Please go to Cheryl's blog and become a follower of hers,
she will keep you updated on her latest Mammys
and follow here..you are aren't you ..?
YOU want to be, yes you do...
YOU want to win all the goodies these
next few days...


Big thanks goes out to Cheryl and her Mammys..
and YOU for being KIND- SMART-and
 SEW IMPORTANT 
to all of us...

133 comments:

  1. I read the book and saw the movie "The Help". Terrific! Cheryl is an exceptional artist - what talent to make beautiful dolls. Would love to have Addelline to sit on my bed. I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Lily Pad Quilting. I follow here and Cheryl's blog. Thanks.

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  2. i would love to win this cute mammy,i am a follower on Cheryl's blog and here and thankyou both for a chance to win this lovely prize

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  3. I loved the book, and would so like to win the beautiful doll.
    I'm a follower here, will go over to Cheryl now, and am sponsored by Kathy's Cottage.

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  4. I am almost done with the book "The Help" and I am loving it. Cheryl is so very talented. Her dolls are amazing.

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  5. I haven't read the book yet nor went to see the movie but it is on my list of things to do. Thank you for the giveaway Cheryl! Love your dolls!

    I just went and signed up to follow Cheryl and follow here too!

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  6. I love the story and yes I´m a new follower to Cheryl.I would love to win the cute Mammy.

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  7. Well Im in heaven today Samm,lol.I love Cheryl's dolls,I had been a follower when I blogged before and now im a follower again.What can I say,Id love to win her.I have a collection of porcelin dolls but none in cloth.I have a special placed picked out for her on a little heart shaped stool she will sit.Her story also made her even more interesting to me.Thanks Samm for having this finally lol.Thanks to Cheryl for creating such a special doll.I hope I win!

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  8. oH how great! A doll person! I always wanted to try and make one, but I can't. Don't know how to I guess. No pattern, so yes I love to win such a gorgeous doll. Even better if I can find sites where it explains the process! Maybe I will give it a try in the future!

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  9. This was a great post! Thanks for sharing such a heartwarming story, Cheryl! Thanks to you too, Madame Samm!

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  10. Cheryl's dolls are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story and your doll.

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  11. I love these dolls...I would love to give it to my daughter so that she is always reminded how kind, smart and important she is. Thanks for sharing these amazing dolls.

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  12. These dolls are adorable!!!!GREAT story!

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  13. I am a wantobe sponsored by Amy of Diary of a Quilter. I would love this doll and I follow both blogs.

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  14. Loved the movie!! Her dolls are precious!!

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  15. This is very exciting to find Cheryl's blog. I have long loved the mammy doll, but thought they had become a lost art. I'm a new follower and so very happy that I am. I look forward to meeting all her girls!

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  16. Oh they are wonderful. I wish I had them when I was running my daycare! Now I just wish I could make them myself. I think it is on my list of things I wanna do now. Wow.. that list just keeps getting LONGER, and Longer.. thanks ladies :) You keep me young !!

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  17. I've had my heart set on Addellene for weeks :)
    Cheryl's dolls are truly delightful and with such wonderful stories too! I'm now a follower at her blog.
    I loved the book 'The Help' and the film opens next week in the UK so I'm getting excited to see it.

    Thanks for the chance to win Addellene - I'm keeping everything crossed in hope!

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  18. I've had my heart set on Addellene for weeks :)
    Cheryl's dolls are truly delightful and with such wonderful stories too! I'm now a follower at her blog.
    I loved the book 'The Help' and the film opens next week in the UK so I'm getting excited to see it.

    Thanks for the chance to win Addellene - I'm keeping everything crossed in hope!

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  19. preciosa historia, sería maravilloso poseer una mami de esas

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  20. What a lovely story. I just became a follower and can't wait to read more.

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  21. That was truly a wonderful story, I could actually envision it in my mind. Thank you, Cheryl, for it and the beautiful Mammy Dolls. I'd love to win this doll and know just where she would sit in my office. Thanks again Samm and Cheryl for the giveaway. I am now following Cheryl and her Mammys!

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  22. Good Morning, Madame Samm! I love Cheryl's story and all of her beautiful dolls. I'm following her and am planning on going back and perusing her blog in a little bit.

    I'm here with Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

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  23. Thank you Cheryl for sharing your story and your Addellene. I loved the movie The Help. Addellene would look adorable in my pretty guest room.

    I'm happy to be sponsored by quiltingbydawn and will enjoy following Cheryl.

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  24. I loved the movie and I've been a fan (and follower) of Cheryl for a long time. And of course, I'm a Stash follower! I'd love to be a friend to Addellene, we could make up songs together as I quilt! I'd even share my stash with her!! ...if she asked me to...

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  25. I just started reading The Help and am hooked. I love Mammy dolls and Cheryl, yours are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I just loved reading and later watching . I would love to win the beautiful Addellene!

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  27. Cheryl, I enjoyed Addellene's story - and she is so lovely! I'm following your blog now, and when I am out today I'll be stopping at the library to pick up The Help to read!
    Hugs!

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  28. I have the book on my "to read" list. When I was a little girl we had Mattie come a couple times a week, as she also went to other neighbors. Later when she became too elderly, she sent us Amy, who would some times spend the night. I would love to go to her room, watch her roll her hair, and she would tell stories. I sure wish I knew her last name or how to locate her, so she could know what a difference she made!! I would love to give Addellene a place of honor in my home!! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  29. I'm telling you, between yesterday and today.....well....I'm so full of joy!

    Winning this doll would be better than winning all of the sewing machines...and more!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  30. OH MY! I am a long time follower of Cheryl's and have admired her dolls for a long time! She weaves such beautiful stories for each one...they are unique and beautiful! And yes, I do have a song in my heart for Addellene and a very special place in my home! Thank you so much, Madame Samm and to Cheryl for a chance to win! I've looked forward to this! HUGS! ♥♥♥

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  31. I am now a new follower of Cheryl and loved seeing all her wonderful Mammy dolls ,so inspirational. I have been a follower here for a long time and would love to win this Mammy .Thanks for the chance.

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  32. Love these dolls and gladly following both blogs. My DD and I remind each other often that "You are kind, you are smart, you are important(and you are loved.)" Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  33. Good Morning Madame Samm and Cheryl. You have finally put her out here "Addellene" is just beautiful. Yes I have seen the movie and it too was wonderful. I was already a follower of Cheryls from the very first time I saw her, sweet "Addellene" on your blog. Cheryl you have a wonderful talant. Madame Samm thank you so much for all you do for all of us quilters, I cannot say it enough. And yes your statement is correct I would love to win all week and in some cases need to but let the chips fall where they may no matter what this has been a wonderful ride....have a great day!

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  34. Each and every Mammy is a beautiful work of art. Love the movie the Help and would be so happy to give Addellene a new home. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this great giveaway!!

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  35. Am a new follower of Cheryl. I love the dolls! They are beautiful as are the stories.

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  36. I love Addellenne and promise to give her a good home - she has had quite a life and I am ready to pamper her like she deserves. I am already a follower of Cheryl :)

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  37. I already follow Cheryl and, in fact, have already bought one of her dolls. :) She is beautiful and has a place of honor in my home. She is a reminder to me of all the women who have loved and mentored me over the years - young and old, black and white, tall and short, fat and skinny. Women are the nurturers and the Lord looks kindly on them as they take care of His little ones. Cheryl she is wonderful and she would love to be a companion to my Mammy doll I'm sure. :) blessings, marlene

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  38. I have been so hoping this wonderful artist would post. Cheryl is so talented and I love her purist attention to detail and staying true to the doll. The story and meaning touches my heart with joy. A faithful follower who thanks you for a beautiful post. I would be honored to be the caretaker of Addellene's old soul and heart. Thank you Samm for bringing Cheryl to us. Judy C

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  39. I love these mammy dolls. The book and movie 'The Help' are among my all time favorites. Cheryl is a true fiber artist in doll making. I'm a new follower of Cheryl's. Thanks!

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  40. Love this! She would fit into our family perfectly. Sponsored by Marlene at stitchinbythelake

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  41. Haven't read the book or seen the movie, but I've been watching that wonderful doll on your sidebar and wondering when you'd give her away.

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  42. I really enjoyed the book "The help", I'm not much of a movie watcher but am looking forward to seeing this when it finally makes it to TV.
    I do love your dolls Cheryl, I am now following you
    and I follow here of course!

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  43. Wonderful giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  44. Cheryl, I've been waiting for the giveaway for weeks now, since your beautiful doll has been sitting at the side saying giveaway soon. I have the perfect childsize antique rocker that she would grace.
    I'm now a follower, and I don't know one person that read the book or saw the movie that didn't like them. Personally I couldn't put it down almost 2 years ago when I read it, Couldn't wait for the movie and hated it to end,
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    My sponser is Dionn Stott. Madam Samm, appreciate you.
    Have a blessed day.

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  45. Cheryl is such a talented doll maker! I would love for Addellene to live at my house. I'm following Cheryl now. Thanks for another chance to win a wonderful prize. I'm a quilter sponsored by Stray Stitches.

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  46. Wow! I would love for Addellene to become a member of my family. I read the book when it first came out and have seen the movie. The movie will definitely join my movie collection when it becomes availabe for purchase.

    Thank you Samm for introducing Cheryl. I'm headed to her blog now!

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  47. Cheryl,
    Addellene has a remarkable spirit to endure hardships of life without the support of her family. Her life story would make for interesting reading. I really like the puffy sleeves and fine detail on the dresses. Thank you for sharing your beautiful ladies with us today.

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  48. How precious. If you would be so kind to grant me permission of giving beautiful Addellene a home, I would take very good care of her. The song that comes to mind is, "You are my sunshine".

    The dolls are so beautiful! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  49. All the dolls are beautiful, but i especially love the story that went along with them.
    Susan
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  50. Oh my gosh, does this beautiful Mammy doll bring back childhood memories. The two dolls I slept with until I was 18 and they were so tattered, from too many hugs and so much love that they could no longer be mended, so I wrapped them up and stored them, unable to throw them away. The were later destroyed by moisture that crept into everything stored under our mobile home, including important papers and family histories. But I mourned the lost of the dolls one little blonde rag doll mom had made me (Melissa) and a beautiful Mammy doll (Abigale) my mothers dear friend gave me for my birthday...loosing them hurt more than any of the other things. As for the book The Help, I have listened to it on audio as I quilted twice, then went to the movie shortly after it opened here. I plan to see it again with my hubby as he was away when I went. Cheryl's creations are so beautiful and oh how I would love to have Addellene McCullough sitting on my quilt rack in the living room where I could see her all the time. I am now a follower of Cheryl's blog and have of course been a follower here for a long time. Thanks so much for a chance to win beautiful Addellene. Hugs...

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  51. I would love to have Addellen come and live with me and visit with my three granddaughters. She is wonderful.
    I shall head to Cheryl's blog and start to follow.

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  52. Usually if it's not a fabric I really like or some other notion I can't live without I don't enter your giveaways. If you notice, this is the first this week. But for some reason I am drawn to this. I never did like History in school, but I love little bits of it like this in the real world. I would be honored to bring this little piece of history into our home. Thank you.

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  53. I just love Cheryl's dolls. I have been a follower of hers since you started posting about her dolls...they are beautiful...I just love the one holding the pumpkin but I will gladly accept Addellen....wonderful story..thank you for a wonderful giveaway...
    Started to read The Help but have yet to see the movie...I usually like to read the book first...

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  54. Gotta love the mammy dolls. She is gorgeous, Cheryl. No wonder Madame Samm is over the moon about your creations! I'm following...Kd - www.KdQuilts.com

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  55. I have been a follower and a fan of Cheryl's creations for quite awhile now.
    I am now a follower here too.
    I would love to win Addellene.
    I promise to give her a loving home!! :)
    Thank you Cheryl for sharing your story with us and for your generosity in offering one of your wonderful creations.
    Keeping my fingers crossed!
    ~Tam

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  56. I'm now following Cheryl's blog and I left her a comment. Her Mammy dolls are wonderful, as is her heartwarming story. I've read the book, "The Help", and absolutely loved it. I'm a follower here, Madame Samm, and lilypadquilting is my sponsor. Thanks for this fabulous giveaway.

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  57. This tops them all...the most unique, one of a kind giveaway. I agree, so timely after THE HELP in book and movie form. I'm in awe.

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  58. I stopped over at Cherlys blog became a follower but blogger would not let me leave a comment. I have follow "sew we quilt" for a while. the Mammy dolls are so cute would love to have one.
    Thanks
    Regena

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  59. Cheryl is just so special. I wish she was an author... I can read her stories all day long. She is so gentle and lyrical. The Mammy Dolls just ooze with her love. Winning one would be such an honor.
    Hugs from Mary

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  60. i read the book and would love the movie I am sure. Thanks for sharing and the Mammy dolls are great! following both places of course! thanks!

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  61. I would love to win this beautiful doll. I am following here and Cheryl. Thanks for this post.

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  62. Im a follower of Cheryls blog and these dolls are great just love them

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  63. Cheryl is a wonderful artist. Her Addellene story brought chills. Such a living piece of history.

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  64. Hello! I am following Cheryl's blog and also your blog. I'm so happy I found
    both of your blogs, and I sew dolls when I am able to. I would be so happy if you would enter me in the giveaway for
    Addellene. Thank you for this post today,
    it touched my heart.
    Warmest Regards,
    Susan

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  65. Thank you for introducing us to Cheryl and her wonderful dolls. She is truly gifted, not only in her doll making, but in the story that goes with them.

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  66. Oh I really like the Mammy Dolls. Thank you for telling us about Cheryl and her dolls. Of course I am a follower of yours, now I am going over to be a follower of Cheryls.

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  67. I am a follower of Stash Manicure & now I am following Cheryl's blog -
    Such a creative Doll Maker - I am truly impressed ;)

    Thanks for another fabulous Giveaway !!

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  68. I've followed Cheryl for a long time.Such a sweet warm hearted lady and that shows in her dolls.I'd love a chance to win.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  69. What beautiful dolls!

    I'm a WANTOBE registered with Jane's Fabrics.

    I checked out Cheryl's Blog and became a follower. And of course I follow here..=)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    hdelacruz15@gmail.com

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  70. Oh Addellene is just precious. I am following both Cheryl's blog and yours. I would love to be entered to win!

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  71. I love Addellene, she is beautiful and oh, what a story. I am now following Cheryl and a faithful Sew We Quilt follower. I am a Wantobe with Jane's Fabric & Quilts. I love the blogs and enjoy checking in even if I don't get much sewing done.

    Thanks to the sponsors.

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  72. I would love to win one of Cheryl's dolls. They are so beautiful, and I love the story that goes along with her. Cheryl is a gifted artist and storyteller. Thanks Cheryl.

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  73. This was an amazing post!!!! I felt as if I was reading a book. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us today! You are kind, your are smart and
    YOU ARE AN ARTIST......

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  74. I love this amazing story...so inspiring...I have always loved your storytelling! I would love to win this wonderful doll! I am a follower! Loretta

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  75. I LOVE HER - read the book and saw the wonderful movie - would really like to have my very own Mammy..

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  76. I'd love to win that doll! What an awesome job with the detail; and I didn't realize they were so large until I saw the pictures of people holding them on Cheryl's blog. I've become a follower and of course I'm a follower of Sew We Quilt!

    kimma722@aoldotcom

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  77. I am a fan of Cheryl, I love her Mammy dolls! Would love to have a chance to win Addellene. I am a new follower here and I also follow Cheryl.

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  78. Goodness, not only does Cheryl make wonderful dolls but she's also a great storyteller. Quilts next...books to follow??

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  79. Follow here and now at Cheryl's. I really want to start making dolls and this inspires me!

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  80. Thanks for having such a wonderful guest today..I have a friend who would love to own this doll.

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  81. I love these dolls and my grandchildren would love these as well. It is seldom we see black dolls and your gifted guest today has captured something very unique in these Mammys. I would be honored if you included me in your giveaway. Shanice34 @ telus.net

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  82. These dolls are wonderful. Cheryl you are so talented. Thank you so much for sharing

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  83. I too think the dolls are very cute but I have mixed feelings about them. I have African American Grandchildren. Beautiful children.
    It would be wonderful to think that the Mammy's of that time had a really wonderful life but this was not the case and to somehow say that it was is unfair.
    I also noticed that there was not one black person that replied and said they thought they were wonderful.
    Beautiful work, fun to look at but they make me sad. elli

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  84. Wow Cheryl, those dolls are gorgeous. I read The Help when it hit the stores, and started re-reading it the minute I finished it. Addellen would be cherished at my house. Mdm Samm, you keep outdoing yourself with your guests! I'm a new follower of Cheryl, and of course follow here.

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  85. beautiful story and dolls! I am a follower of both sites and sue@QT is my sponsor

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  86. This is an adorable doll, and I would be thrilled to give her a good home! I am following Cheryl and you also, Madame. Thanks for all the chances to win goodies!
    I'm a wantobe quilter, sponsored by Freda of Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!

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  87. Her dolls are so nice! I would love to win one! I am a follower of both sites. I'm a want to be quilter and my sponsor is Amy of Diary of a Quilter.

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  88. Cheryl's story about Addellen touched my heart. I could just feel her spirit speaking. It would be amazingly wonderful to win her Mammy doll!
    I follow here and I'm a new follower of Cheryl's.

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  89. Re "the help," I loved the book and movie! It was interesting to discuss with others what we liked about it as it was something different for each of us. Adorable dolls! I'm a quilter following here and Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  90. I love your blog, and am now following. Also following Cheryl'e blog. Thank you for the great story about the Mammy dolls :)

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  91. Love the attention to detail and the story! I follow both blogs.

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  92. The personalities in the dolls are amazing. I would be lucky indeed to own Addellen.

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  93. This mammy doll is absolutly beautiful. I am following you and Cheryl. My sponsor is Kathy at It's Only Natural.

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  94. I'm following Cheryl! Her Mammy dolls are adorable. I'd love to have one come live with me and my 3 girls. :)

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  95. All of these dolls are just awesome. I am of course a follower here and at Cheryl's blog

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  96. Just love her dolls, thanks for the giveaway, I'm already a follower of 'Mammy stitches'

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  97. What a sweet bio for Addellene. And what fine work has gone into her. I've put a face from my mind to her already. Does that mean she's mine? I sure hope so!

    I follow here nad now I follow Cheryl, too. Thanks for the introduction. I'm a wannabe here with team Lily Pad Quilting.

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  98. I am a 'Wantobe' and Michelle from the Raspberry Rabbits is my Sponser.

    Cheryl, your Mammy Dolls are just as precious as can be, and the stories behind each one are so creative!! I am following your Blog, and thank~you for sharing your incredible talent with us. I look forward to hearing about each New Mammy Doll.

    Ah yes I am a follower here! I am also so greatful for all the Talent you have brought here Madame Samm!!! You is Smart, and you is very Important!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  99. These dolls are wonderful. I am a follower of Cheryl, but couldn't leave a comment for her for some reason. I am a follower here, a quilter and a member of Paul's Outnumbered Quilter team.

    Thaniks so much for having these awasome giveaways.

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  100. Darling. My sister loves it all.

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  101. Thanks for the chance to win the doll...my Mom would have just loved her. I promise to love her in my Mom's memory!
    :o)

    (A faithful follower here and now with Cheryl)

    :o)
    Darice
    mummyx8

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  102. I'm following both blogs. Thanks.

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  103. Your dolls remind me of my stepmother. She LOVES them!! You've sure done a nice job w/them!

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  104. Oh that Addellene calls to me each time I visit this blog. I am delighted you featured her maker. I am a wanna be doll maker as well as wanna be quilter. Lavender Dreams is my sponser. I am following Cheryl's blog and I look forward to getting to know her and all her Mammy girls. Of course I am following you Madame Samm as well!
    Deb

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  105. What wonderful dolls they sew remind me of the movie and the love that these women gave to sew many children!

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  106. I like the fact that Cheryl gives her dolls background stories. That gives them a cherished place in history and a story to continue. I'm a double follower and my sponsor is Jane's Fabrics.

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  107. I wanted the story to go on and on...I would love a Mammy! I too, had a Mammy when I was a tiny girl. She loved me to pieces. There was nothing more comforting (other than my Mama) than burrowing my face into her bosom. I remember her smell. It gives me Joy to remember that love!
    I'm a Follower here and a Follower there! I'm a Wantobe Quilter and Paul at Outnumbered Quilter is my sponsor.

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  108. Love the Mammy Doll - I'm follower both blogs now...Tammy from Primitive Place sent me and I'm sure glad she did. I'd love the chance to win!

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  109. I would love for Addellene to come live with me! Am I correct that from here on out the drawings are for everyone? I'm a quilter and follow here and there. A Quilting Sheep is my sponsor.

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  110. I just love the dolls Samm and I have seen them at different times on your blog. Who wouldn't want to own one. I joined her blog because I would love to learn more about her. Thanks once again for the opportunity and my sponsor is Gmama Jane. Blessings Sandra

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  111. I love mammy's and the book The help. I would love to give Addellene a home where she would be cherished and loved.Thanks for sharing her story.

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  112. Lovely story for a lovely doll. I am a follower of Cheryl's and, of course, here too. Thank you Cheryl for the great giveaway.

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  113. I am aready a follower of your blog. I enjoyed the movie, but did not read the book. My friends, who read the book said it was great.

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  114. I enjoyed reading about the dolls. She has an interesting site. I will be courious to see her quilt creation.
    CJ in NC w/ Shadetree Quilting

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  115. Interesting dolls. Quite different from what I am used to seeing. I now follow Cheryl and will be interested to learn more.

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  116. I have not seen the movie but it is on my "want to see" list. The dolls are very interesting. I'm now following Cheryl's blog.

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  117. Tried leaving a message at Cheryl's however "blogger" was being mean - LOL!! Left mine here this morning and tried a few times there - no luck.
    Thank you for all do you, hun!

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  118. Wow, I love Cheryl's Mammy dolls! I haven't seen the movie or read the book yet, but they are on my list! Thanks!

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  119. The movie was my all-time favorite!! I saw it twice and read the book. Awesome. Those dolls are unbelievable. How many should a forty year old woman own...I think at least a few, right?? I sure hope so. Love them.

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  120. I am a new follower of Cheryl's. She makes beautiful dolls with beautiful clothing! I enjoyed reading "The Help" and would love to win the doll she made!

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  121. I am already a long time follower of Cheryl's and now a follower of your blog.(I look forward to learning more about quilting and getting to know you Sam) I am so glad to see that Cheryl is back to creating her wonderful Mammy's once again! She does such breath taking work with her Mammy dolls. Cheryl your dolls are not only an amazing piece of Art but history in themselves!! I would love to be included in a chance at giving Ms.Addellene a warm and loving home. Big Hugs Mary

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  122. Follower and follower of Cheryl. Loved hearing how she decided to make the faceless dolls. The Help struck such a chord in my heart. Elsie, Little Mary, Edna and Mary E, all worked at my church when I was growing up. They were sweet, strong women, each of whom I loved as much as my own family members.
    Beckie

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  123. The Help is one of my all-time favorite books! I get to see the movie next week. So excited! :) Beautiful dolls. Love them. Thank you!

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  124. Thank you Samm for having Cheryl as a guest host with her wonderful post. Addellene would be wonderful to have. Good luck to all!

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  125. I love Addelline's story. She is such a beautiful Mammy doll and it would be a treasure to have her in my home! I now follow her, so I can read about the next Mammy (I'm sure there will be one!). Of course, I've been following here for AGES.

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  126. I am a follower of Cheryls blog and now yours. Please I hope I am not too late to enter. I adore her lovely dolls.

    Thanks,
    Sue
    wickedfaerie13@gmail.com

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  127. Loved the movie The Help. I got to see it with my daughter. The dolls are the bomb. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  128. Love those dolls and interesting story behind! I am looking forward to follow Cheryl now!

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  129. Hi Madame Samm I'm now following Cheryls blog. she is such a talented lady - her dolls are wonderful! Thank you to you both for the chance to win :)

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  130. Hello Madam Samm. I am now a follower of Cheryl's blog. I absolutely love her dolls! I thoroughly enjoyed The Help and would love to have a Mammy doll of my own:-)

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