I guess this could be called "Counter-Comments". Since I don't know how to answer back to the comments posted I will do so here. I have seen other bloggers use that feature, but the technical expertise to do such a thing escapes me.
To Michele: Here is the WIP Quaker Cow. I hope to finish him tomorrow ( how appropriate on July 4th!) and take a better photo.
To Nicole: The Madame Alexander 'Articulated Alex' doll is 16 inches tall...sort of like an over-sized Barbie doll.
Mocha the cat would be known as "Tortoise Shell" here, but I like the Belgian name better!
Here's my Junior Group with the patriotic cupcakes I made early today. You know I went to three stores in search of the little paper American flags on the toothpicks and there were none to be found. I see them by the hundreds all year long and the day that I want to buy some there aren't any around. I guess that's what happens when you wait until July 3rd! I ended up making my own "flags" out of toothpicks and some ribbon from my stash. There are usually 8 little girls in the group but half were away for the holiday weekend already.