My sentiments towards this doll & her quilt are rather intense. I was not a little girl who cared that much for dolls. And I have not taken to collecting dolls as an adult. But this doll, who is meant to be Jo from Little Women, came from a small shop that stocked hand crafted children’s toys.
I was allowed to select one item as a 5-year-old when I was on my way, without any toys, to live with an aunt & uncle. The little quilt was made by my grandmother. That is a fact I did not remember but my brother informed me (when I was in my late thirties) that our grandmother had made one for each of her grandchildren. Mine is the only one that survives. I guess that emphasizes that here are some lasting benefits to a strict upbringing where you had to take good care of your best toys.