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When I was a little girl I loved to have the Raggedy Ann stories read to me until I could read them myself.

My Mom got a pattern for a Raggedy Ann and Andy doll and I was going to have my very own. Except it just didn’t happen. There was always something else to sew like culottes and Easter dresses.

This year I asked if I could have the doll pieces and I rescued Raggedy Ann from the sewing room instead of the attic. There is enough material cut out and pieces started to make 2 Ann dolls and one Andy.


I think that my oldest sister [correct me if I’m wrong] embroidered the faces and hearts on years ago.

To make a long story short I finished up a Raggedy Ann doll with a red dress for my 3 year old for Christmas. I kind of just wanted to keep her for myself, but I figured that just wasn’t practical.

As an aside – the blue flowered material in the above picture is more authentic and what I had insisted on as a little girl. Look at a Raggedy Ann book. She usually wears a blue dress. As a little girl I was quite adamant that she be made just like the book. As a mother getting ready for Christmas I used the dress that was already cut out.


There is the finished 25 inch doll being held by my 3 year old who is not much taller. If you see me cuddling the doll now and then or picking her off the floor and smoothing her out you will know why.


Looking For Their Names

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Third Book Winner

img_5948.jpgThe winner of the third book titled Christmas Dreams is Niki from the blog Niki’s Ventures. Congratulations! Niki has lots of links to freebies on her site and she does quilting. Something that I think would be fun. . .

Thanks to all of you that entered my Three Book Giveaway. I wish that I could send all of you a book.

Related Posts: First Book Winner , Second Book Winner

Today is the day to wrap up the Fall into Reading List. I’m sad and glad at the same time.  Cllick on the graphic to see the list of participants who finished up today.

  1. The Silent Storm by Brown and Crone (Anne Sullivan’s childhood) Written on a simpler level, it was a quick and easy read.
  2. Desert Star by Linda Chaikin (already read the first one) Have to say that this one did not leave much of an impression on me.
  3. Hansi The Girl Who Left the Swastika by Maria Hirschmann. This one was interesting to me. She was a Polish girl that was a Nazi Youth, and escaped to Germany when the Russians took over Poland. She was saved after the war.
  4. Ever After by Karen Kingsbury (another sequel). I cried and cried! It was definitely a true to life story that I could hardly put down.
  5. Tis Herself by Maureen O’Hara (autobiography). About what I expected. It was just her point of view so some of the things made me wonder. . .
  6. Remembered by Tamera Alexander (comes after Rekindled & Revealed which I really liked). It was good, but I hope that she stops with three in this series.
  7. A New Day by Anita Bryant (I read her earlier autobiography so I’m curious.) Only finished this one because it was on my list. I did skim read a lot of it.
  8. Cassidy by Lori Wick (one of my favorite authors). I still like Lori Wick. I can definitely tell when she’s writing for money. She’s just not as captivating as she used to be; or maybe it’s my taste that’s changing.
  9. Stars of the Twilight by Mada Scott (letters from her husband Lt. Col. C.L. Scott, an Air Force Bomber Pilot). He flew some of the first airplanes. I knew that he died in the war so it was bittersweet. One interesting thing was during their engagement when she was a teacher, he would buzz over her school in an airplane. All the students would run outside to wave at him. Quite different from today!
  10. Deadly Decore Mysteries by Ginny Aiken (Design on a Crime, Decorating Schemes, Interior Motives) Cozy mysteries. Funny, easy to read, pleasant.
  11. Janette Oke A Heart for the Prairie by Laurel Oke Logan. I just couldn’t get this one finished. Tried and tried.
  12. Fancy Pants by Cathy Marie Hake new in October. I really liked this one. Somewhat unbelievable, but it’s a fiction book! I might have to buy this one – used, of course.
  13. The New Testament by the Lord Jesus Christ KJV 1611. I made it through I Corinthians. I feel somewhat guilty because of that. The only excuse I have is that I like to take my time, read, and think about the words so I can’t read it as fast.
  14. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I’m glad I read it, but I’m not keeping that book.
  15. The Measure of a Lady by Deanne Gist. Interesting for sure, but there’s something with Deanne Gist that just doesn’t mesh with me.
  16. The Martha Rules by Martha Stewart 10 essentials for achieving success as you start, build, or manage a business. Part way through – I will probably finish this one. It makes me want to think, create, market, and sell!
  17. Freedom’s Hope by Dianna Crawford (#2 in The Reardon Brothers Series) I’m really liking this series so far. Set in the pioneer days. The Reardon Brother’s have a valley that they are poplulating. # 3 is on my shelf to be read. I like the way that the characters witness to each other.
  18. True Light by Terri Blackstock. (#3 of the Restoration series) For some reason I find this series to be fascinating. A Pulsar knocked out all electronics and they have to change their whole lifestyle.

This was the first time that I made an actual reading list. Posting made me stick to the list more so I did read some non-fiction. It was fun, but I don’t think I will do another list right now.

I will post the winner of the third book later today.


What every toddler needs! For just a dollar from the $ store it provides a full half hour’s worth of fun at a time! Use it as a hat, use it as a boat, use it to put toys in and have even more fun dumping them out, play peek-a-boo or choo-choo train, the possibilities are unlimited as your child’s imagination. It even provides a small layer of protection when they walk around with it on their head and run in to the door.

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It was a dark and windy night so Stormy stayed inside.

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