Friday, December 22, 2006


Look who stole my heart! Our old and dear friend Raggedy Ann. While I was out shopping I spotted this sweetie pie sitting on a shelf of the store near the door. One good hint to my son and the next morning she was mine and of course I don't want to hide her under the Christmas wrapping paper..=) ! Her body is stuffed with batting but her bottom is heavy (like mine..grin) with sawdust so she sits up all perky like. The delightful stacked farm animals is my Christmas gift from my dear friend "J". (the perfect gift...love it so much, I think I smiled the whole way home from her place) Oh what a tea party she gave us. I had a WONDERFUL time!!! These darling animals go perfectly with a crosstitch chart she is just finishing up and I have yet to start. Snapperville, here I come! The lamp is one we just bought recently, but I took a good look and here's how to make one. Get a rusted tin container..this one is about 5" on the bottom and 6" across the top. Saw off a piece of wood or a small tree trunk that will fit inside your container and glue it to the bottom of the container. It should be a few inchs shorter than the rim of the container. Buy an electric candle (JoAnn's had the small flicker candle for $3.00 recently). A short candle...about a 4 or 5" base. Glue the bottom of it to the top of the block of wood. Then put a pine candle ring around it and decorate. I think someone did make this one really, and its just charming. I love it =). I plan on changing the wreath part with the seasons. If you're here reading this, thanks for coming to see me. I've been so busy with shopping and wrapping gifts and laundry...my blogging time has had to be on the back burner. And, no apron yet. You know what I'm going to do now? Go take a nap! My batteries are drained and tonight we take my sister-in-law out for a Christmas supper. I've got my apron materials all washed up and ready to cut out. But after all that ironing I did this afternoon...whew! That apron will have to wait on me..again. As I think of Christmas Day soon to be here I want to wish each of you a Happy and Blessed Christmas !!!!

"Lord, teach me to silence my own heart that I may listen to the gentle movement of the Holy Spirit within me and sense the depths which are of God." Frankfort prayer, 16th century.

"Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him." St. Matthew 2:2

"O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold Him born the King of angels; O come let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord...........Yea, Lord we greet Thee, born this happy morning, Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv'n. Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord." ~O Come, All Ye Faithful~

16 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh I love that raggedy ann!

Merry christmas to you and yours.

Mrs. Staggs said...

I'm happy to hear that you've enjoyed a lovely visit at the tea party. I can see why you'd be smiling. Everything looks so lovely with all of your charming new things. I like your idea of changing the lamp with the seasons.
I hope you and your family will have a very happy Christmas.

Britt-Arnhild said...

What a delighful corner of your house :-) I can see that it will give you smiles through this Christmas season.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I still love Raggedy Ann! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Dawn said...

YOu have so many adorable things! Thanks for coming to visit as we struggle with the roads now - nothing is very well plowed yet. I got stuck twice yesterday on my sister's street. I am going to do an aftermath blog today, if I get a chance.

BTW, that's my husband who became very much more attached to Judas than my son ever was - they were buddies to the end. We took him when my son couldn't have him any more because of his living situation, but he had visiting privileges any time!
Have a wonderful Christmas! The Lord bless you - it's been fun getting to "know" you this last six months!

Mrs. Mac said...

Your Ann doll is very darling; she almost looks like a nurse doll with that blue coat ... just missing the white nurses hat. Merry Christmas.

homemakerang said...

my baby nurshery (35+ years ago) was red candy stripped wallpaper and rag. and and andy! Merry Christmas

Marlene said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you have a lovely day filled with all that brings you joy.

Ann said...

Merry Christmas. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you have a lovely holiday. Raggedy Ann was one of my favorites when I was little. I like the little lamp too. I'll have to try and make one. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Mindy said...

Adorable Maggie Ann! May you and your family have a most Joyous Christmas!

Debra said...

Maggie Ann--thanks so much for all your encouraging comments at my blog this year... I especially liked your last comment about taking time to sign the Christmas cards--isn't it the truth that things usually mean more when we slow down and enjoy them? You always have the very best pictures here in your blog and each time on my way over here I get all excited about seeing the latest one. :) Thanks for faithfully sharing here in your blog.... Have a wonderful Christmas! Blessings, Debra

audrey h. said...

I love the raggedy Ann. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas and happy new year...may it bring you lots of love and joy throughout. So glad we met and look forward to more of your blog in the new year.

Hugs :o)

Saija said...

that looks soooo festive!

Merry Christmas to you, dear Maggie Ann!

may blessings abound!

Terry said...

Dear Maggie-Ann...just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
We are going over to Betty's daughter Rachel's for Christmas supper but I wanted to get in here first to say hi and hopefully will be on this computer more often this week to do some reading!!
Take care and have a good day!!Love Terry

Gina E. said...

Dear Maggie Ann, it is Boxing Day here in Melbourne, but I am hoping I am in time to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas, and a safe and peaceful New Year. Looking forward to continuing our cyberspace friendship in 2007!
Hugs from Gina in Oz.

Linda said...

My daughter LOVES listening to the Raggedy Ann stories. I will have to show her your blog post!

Hope you had a blessed Christmas, Maggie Ann! May our Lord pour out His goodness on you abundantly in the New Year ahead!