Saturday, September 12, 2015



wow! where is the time going! only 10 weekends till show time or is it  nine lol! it’s time to start whipping out those raggedys, Annie's & bears oh my!

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the snowmen, I should wait for surely they’ll melt,

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the Santa's will they be singing ho ho ho or no no no,

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will his reindeer be able to fly

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I must call in my little helpers !


those gingerbread men are going to be hard to catch!


I must call in my reinforcements


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they did really good last year so I think I shall use them again



Monday, September 7, 2015





Raggedy Ann

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Raggedy Ann meets Raggedy Andy for the first time; illustrated by Johnny Gruelle

First appearance
Raggedy Ann Stories

Created by
Johnny Gruelle

Raggedy Ann is a character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and has a triangle nose. Johnny Gruelle received US Patent D47789 for his Raggedy Ann doll on September 7, 1915. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories. When a doll was marketed with the book, the concept had great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories (1920), introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat.

Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll and he drew a face on it. From his bookshelf, he pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, and combined the names of two poems, "The Raggedy Man" and "Little Orphan Annie". He said, "Why don't we call her Raggedy Ann?"[1]

Marcella later died of what Gruelle believed to be a side effect of the smallpox vaccine she had received without his permission. Raggedy Ann has since been a symbol of the anti-vaccination movement.

more on Raggedy Ann here




Tuesday, August 18, 2015



Jan may seem far away but as fast as time can fly it’s actually around the corner, time to stock on fabrics, see what you got, what you need & throw in what you want in the mix lol!


I am in love with Kim's Whims Annie's & prims patterns, Mrs. Margaret Mary has stolen my heart along with other great patterns I can’t wait to get my orders in!


be sure to visit KimsWhims where you can  order some great patterns, I know I am!


it’s been a rainy day here today , great for sewing, if I had the time!  time is ticking!

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Sept. will be my kick off for Showtime & get this sewing party started! can’t wait to pull out my all time favorites & best sellers

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ANNIE & HER SNOWMAN, I had 2 ladies wanting my last one last year


I’m thinking of having less variety this year like trying to have 30 different Annie's but more of the most popular, what do you think? one thing I’ve learned is not to think too much or there wont be much sewing going on lol! oh  well I’ll update you on all the happenings around here soon! we’re moved in & almost settled, but Terry has some health issues right now that we’re dealing with, I’ll talk to you more about that later & hopefully the start of Show season!


Monday, July 27, 2015




goodness! it’s been way too long! upon moving our new cable company sent someone out who didn’t fully know how to hook up my internet, so round & round we go with them telling me I’m on line & me telling then not finally my son-n-law to the rescue! he got my laptop up & running, then he got my desktop up & running 

there’s much to tell & much to show , so I’ve got to get to blogging!

Sunday, June 7, 2015


 I think I’m getting a  clear picture as to why this blog  didn’t get much action, as I went through my follower list over half has not blogged in 2-3 years, many no longer follow me “sigh” so I’ve taken a deep breath & looked at this blog a little closer, with show time a dew months away there’ll be lots of cutting, sewing, stuffing, painting, staining, & messy days ahead but first I think I’ll jumpstart this blog with linking up to Where Bloggers Create

in just a few weeks it’ll be time for My Dessert Cottages 7th Annual “Where Bloggers Create” party, just in time to show off the new sewing room, you would think having  a bigger space would be easier to decorate but it’s like I have too much space, is that possible? lol!


but I’m filling it up quick , I don’t quilt  that much but after seeing so many pretty design walls I felt the need to need one, use up space don’t you know lol!


I even have room for a cutting table now!


my raggedy  memorabilia went up high, with the help of my daughter a safe place for little hands that don’t understand why they can’t hold the baby's lol! having a tall daughter that will stand on a ladder is a good thing lol!


another good thing with so much space I have room for a sitting area , I’m working on that blank wall!



be sure to save the date for WHERE BLOGGERS CREATE July 11th


I will be linking up with My Desert Cottage  for Where Bloggers Create from  my blog NANNAS PLACE


Monday, February 23, 2015


the juries still out on this blog but in the meantime I’ve been playing around with pictures of the sewing room, putting them in a collages

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Monday, January 26, 2015


Why is it hard to let go? why  & what do we hold on for? I’ve given this blog a lot of thought & I do love it but now that there’s only one to two shows a year to wow you with  seems like that’s not enough to hold your interest as I haven’t been able to work year round on stuff like I’d like too & if I did would it really matter? with show time being ten months away what is there to say here at nannas raggedys n prims? as you’ll see over at Nannas place I’m into everything just not doll making just yet , if I choose to close this  blog I’d hope you’d join me over at nannas place where you can still keep up with what’s happening as we are in the process of moving into a 3000 sq. ft home in just a few weeks & you should see the size of my new sewing room!  just letting you know where I stand with this blog, there’s a part of me that says let it go I can always put my raggedys etc on the other blog & there’s another part of me that can’t let go

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