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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ending

Hello my friends. You know I have been doing this for about 5 or6 years and I think I am finished. It has been so much fun to draw and to see what projects you all did with the dearies...but I just feel like I can't draw anything else. I will leave the page up and maybe check in from time to time. There is lots here to work with. I think I just about drew everything there is to draw. Thanks for all of the great comments and personal notes. You guys have been great. Friends all over the globe. It has truly warmed my heart. So thank you so much and many great and good things to you and yours. mary ellen

56 comments:

  1. THANK YOU Mary Ellen for your awesome art you created and which I have enjoyed very much.
    Hope you will find something new to do with your talents.
    Glad you keep the freedeariedolls-site open, so all of us around on the planet may enjoy making cards etc. with your drawings.
    Greetings from the Netherlands

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  2. Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you (should be five or six of these) for all your years of adorable images. I have used your digis on so many cards for my grandkids. I love coloring them and creating the cards. And thanks for leaving this page up so we can continue to be inspired. I will miss your posts; but I hope you enjoy the extra time you will have now. And, hopefully, you will "think" of new things to draw in the future. Thanks again.

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  3. I have loved your drawings, and will miss seeing your new creations. Thank you for all you have done!
    Hugs
    Judy

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  4. Mary Ellen, I understand your decision, but it makes me very sad. I have lots of your images, and lots of cards using them. The variety was amazing - even when you did similar ones you managed to include differences.
    If you change your mind, a lot of your fans will be around!
    Thank you so much for your generosity, and for sharing your talent for so long.

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  5. So sorry to see you go.....I have saved many many of your adorable images and will use them for cards & scrapbook pages. I wish you all the best!

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  6. I make personal greeting cards and have incorporated many of your drawings and intend to keep using. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  7. Thank for sharing 'all your wonderful talent'!

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  8. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh you will be missed. Thank you for all the wonderful images

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  9. Thank you for all the wonderful images you have given us. I was looking at some oldies today, looking forward to using them again. Good luck in whatever you decide to do.

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  10. You will be missed. There's nothing more wonderful than going thru bills and other email and coming upon your posts. They've always made me smile and I thank you again for so much happiness and fun you've brought into my days. Be safe and well! Hugs, Paige

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  11. Mary Ellen, I've been a silent but avid email subscriber and I just wanted to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all you have shared. I have a computer folder of your creations that is 450MB and has 1,255 items (I save the black n white and the colored one for reference). I shall always keep them and cherish them and give you credit whenever I use one. All good things must end, and Free Dearie Dolls is certainly a good thing! Enjoy, you earned it. xoxo

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  12. Ellen. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the wonderful images you have drawn and generously given us. I use them all the time. Yes, please leave your page open because I know I am going to want to come back and grab some more that I missed. Again thank you so much for blessing us with your art work.

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  13. Thanks Mary Ellen fof all your hard work and inspiration.
    Rene from OZ x

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  14. Thank you so much for your fabulous art over the years. I wish you joy.
    Hugz
    IKE in Greece xx

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  15. Thank you for all the wonderful images!
    I hope this is not goodbye!
    Be safe and well!
    Hugs,
    Borqna

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  16. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Best wishes

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  17. Thank you so much for all the wonderful images you have created and so generously shared with us over the years - we will miss you!
    Jane

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  18. You will be missed. Best wishes for the future x

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  19. mary ellen - to say thank you is just not enough - you have generously given of your time to draw such fun and quirky images - ( I have loved all your mouse drawings )please take care of yourself and know your bloggy family will always be here. Thank you so very very much.

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  20. Such a pity, that you leave us, but I understand your decision, I hope you have a wonderful live with you family.
    With loving greetings from the Netherlands. Channah Koppel

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  21. Thank you so much for giving us your beautiful drawings. I love using them.
    I wish you health and happiness.
    God bless
    Alison xxxx

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  22. It's a sad day but thank you for letting us know. Your art has been much appreciated and enjoyed by me and many others. Wishing you a happy future. x

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  23. Sorry to hear this news! Love all of your drawings and have used some of them. Glad to hear that you will leave your page open. Thank you for all of your inspiration!
    Have a great day!!
    Marilyn

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  24. Thank you so much for all you have given!!! SO appreciated! Will miss you! Enjoy!!!

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  25. Mary Ellen I am sad to hear this. I love your in illustrations. Enjoy the next phase of life very much.

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  26. thanks so much for all the lovely inspiration that will continue on with everyone's creations. Best of luck on your new quest.

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  27. Dear Ellen,
    Thank you for so many enchanting pictures.
    Even if I'm crying now, I wish you the best for your future.


    I pray to God that we may meet again, in whatever form.
    God has given them a great gift that has made many people happy.

    I hug her with deep gratitude and many tears in my eyes.
    Warm greetings from Germany

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  28. Thank you!!! You have no idea how many people you have brightened the day for. Elderly, disabled, seniors, chemo patients etc...plus all the families, friends, doctors and nurses they share them with. And I have spent so very many happy hours each month coloring the 40-50 cards I send. Bless You now and every day ahead.

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  29. It has been a pleasure to be the recipient of your talent and artwork. thank you for graciously sharing with all of us!

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  30. Thank you for all that you have done. You artwork will continue to be shared, but the new work will be missed greatly. Please pop in here and keep us posted with what you are doing on your journey in life. You will be missed.

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  31. Thanks Mary Ellen for sharing yourself with us. I love your designs and have used several of them on cards.

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  32. You have been so kind and generous in sharing your talent with us. I feel badly that I have not thanked you every time I have used one of your graphics. I have been homebound much of the time, and just collecting your graphics in a special file has brought me lots of joy. They are often my go-to when I do have the energy to make a card or scrapbook page or two. You will continue to make me smile. May you have many happy days full of joy and smiles. Thank you. Hugz!

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  33. You are so loved and will be missed, but your images (given to all of us with love) will live on. May God continue to bless you abundantly...as you have blessed us. Can't wait to meet you one day (in heaven). Hugs and love always.

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  34. Thank you for all that you have done. I have made lots of cards with your images for the Cat Protection Charity and will for ever be grateful for your generosity and talent.

    Look forward to you popping in from time to time.

    Take care

    Love Chrissie xx

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  35. I concur with what Suzi wrote. Thank you so much for your generosity! I have always loved your work. Especially the dogs and cats. The drawing of the two lovey-dovey cats is my favorite.

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  36. Your work has always been an absolute joy, with wonderful images of all sorts with wonderful originality and a wide array of subjects. I am so happy you are leaving this blog open, as I'm sure there will be something I will be looking for and will find it here.
    Good Luck, Good health and God Bless.
    Faith

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  37. Thank you so much for your images and generosity. Good luck to you!

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  38. I am sad to read that you will not be drawing any more Dearie Dolls - I have enjoyed them so much over the years. I know I haven't commented much but I always check to see what you've drawn.

    I would like to thank you for all of your beautiful designs over the years - I remember how excited I was to discover your blog nearly 5 years ago when I started blogging! The cats have always been my favourites and of course the mice, but you have so many adorable designs that I love! The coffee ones stand out too!

    Thank you for keeping the blog open as I know I will be back to download past designs when I'm looking for something in particular. This is an awesome resource, thank you!

    You are a very talented designer and I hope you continue to have a creative outlet for your talents. I also hope you will drop in from time to time, as you mentioned, just to let us know how you're doing and what you've been up to.

    I wish you much joy and many blessings!

    Take care,
    Kitty

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  39. Oh, I'm so sad to see you go but certainly do appreciate all the images you have given us. I use them almost exclusively on my Bunco sheets every month. Now what will I do? You deserve to "retire" though and I thank you so much for all the work you've done.

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  40. This is a true loss to those of us who followed you for years... I will miss your drawings and your stories & adventures. Thank you for this gift you have given us for so long. May your new road bring you energy, excitement and peace of mind!
    ~ginny
    RubberMAD

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  41. Hello
    Thank you for all the designs you have shared with the world over the years. You are a truly talented person. Good luck for the future and for what ever that holds for you.
    Thank you Sue

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  42. Thank you so much for everything! I will miss your beautiful images but I understand what it's like to feel like you've lost your mojo. You are very talented and I hope you will be back! Thank you!!!

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  43. Thank you for all that you have so kindly offered to us over the years. you will be greatly missed. I pray for you only the very best! much happiness and joy to you! :)

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  44. Thanks from Spain; Mary Ellen. Your work has been magnificent and I have never stopped following you. I hope this new situation makes you happy, but I assure you that we will miss you so much.
    Thank you for being tireless despite all the impediments and problems.

    A big hug and always, better until you want, because I do not lose hope to enjoy your creations again.

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  45. Greetings from Buffalo, NY! So sorry to hear that you won't be drawing anymore. I've followed you for years and just love your sweet images!! I hope after time you will reconsider. May you stay in good health. We would love updates now and then to know how you are doing. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity over the years and for keeping the website up so that we may still enjoy your images!! Sincerely, Debbie Pokerwinski

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  46. Thank you for your generosity! I enjoy using Dearie Dolls images on handmade cards.

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  47. I remember about 5 years ago you put out a request to get ideas for what we would like drawn. I told you about my son who was a VMI and that the freshmen were call "rats". I wanted a digi of a rat. You did that just for me and I made many cards for him and his classmates using that digi drawing. Thank you for your years of free drawings that have graced so many of my cards to family and friends. Thank you for leaving this page up so that we can continue to use these drawings. I will miss checking for the new drawings, but will treasure the old goodies! Thank you!

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  48. Mary Ellen, Oh, how I hate to see you go!! I have truly enjoyed every single piece of your artwork!! I have used numerous pieces of your work for Embroidery Patterns!! You are an amazing and generous person!! I say these things in the most sincere fashion! I am SURE I SPEAK FOR MANY, MANY OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FANS!! We will all miss you so very much! Thank you, from my heart for drawing my Daughter as the "female "Pharmacist"!! Our family and friends are very appreciative of your generosity with your artwork!! No matter what you do in the future, may you do it with love. May you prosper and be blessed with contentment!! Thank you again, Janet White Tidwell, jwt 3/16/2018

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  49. Thank you very much for your generosity. Wishing you all the best.
    Karyn in HI

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  50. So sorry to see you go but just wanted to add my heartfelt thanks for your talent, creativity, generosity and time. I've downloaded and used so many of your wonderful digis. Thank you so much for all youve done xx

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  51. Thank you, Mary Ellen, for your generosity in sharing your creativity with all of us! All the best to you in wherever your future creative endeavors take you.

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  52. Thank-you so much Mary Ellen, for sharing your wonderful talents with us. Your digi's are just adorable - and I love trawling through them and seeing ones I haven't spotted before. Thank-you again, from the heart. Vic xx

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  53. I have been away for awhile and I am just now seeing this post! You have given so much of yourself and your talents by sharing these images. I have enjoyed so many of them. I hope you enjoy your time doing "whatever" you wish in the future! Thank you again for everything!

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  54. Thank you so much for freely sharing your artistic gifts with us. It was truly generous of you. I have used many of your designs for cards and they are a joy to send and receive. We will miss you. God bless you and your family. Linda C

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  55. Mary Ellen, I just saw this post and want to add my thanks for all the beautiful digis you have provided us! I'm so glad you will leave your site up. You are a wonderful artist and I wish you the very best!

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