Wednesday, October 29, 2014





we started with a “new to us” restaurant & tried one of their burgers, it took a few bites to get to the meat lol! he laughed  at me asking for Ranch for my fries humm no funnier than eating an egg on a hamburger  right? me thinks he suffers from too much Food Network lol!



there was a lot of activity on the river people canoeing , boats, fish jumping,bumble bees buzzing,  it was a beautiful day with the sun glistering through the trees


if there’s something picture worthy I’ll try to get a picture even if I have to walk down a boat ramp & across the rocks lol!



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as the sun began to set we headed home, it was a beautiful day indeed!never be too busy to enjoy your life, there are memories waiting for you just around the bend!

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Yea I’m back on line, my internet explore was giving me fits, good ole you tube came to the rescue with a tutorial how to correct it, I’m just 25 days away from my two day Christmas show, whew! Friday is the hardest as it is a long & I mean long day starting at 9 am & ending at 9 pm & it is non stop!

since I’m down to one show a year & once in a blue moon maybe two my  poor little NANNAS RAGGEDYS N PRIMS  blog  often goes unnoticed, I sometimes  often wonder if I should just let it die gracefully I think half of my followers have abandoned me & I can’t really blame them as there’s nothing exciting happening over there since I’m down to one  to two shows a year, I often think prims & doll making are the only interest they have when they visit which is fine, my other three blogs are always hopping but that one seems to always be at a stand still , does your blogs make you have crazy thoughts? lol!

there’s lost to do in the next 25 days, I’m hoping my son-n-law will cut me out some block snowmen this year


I desperately want a new look for my table this year, I usually put two tables together black cloth with a few high lows but this year my daughter wants to do this show with me so the tables will be separated , 25 days to get ready & figure out how to make my table pop! mercy!


I usually make two of Annie & her Snowman, she is one of my best sellers every year, I actually had customers  fuss over the last one last year lol so there will be at least three of her this year


JOJO is a hoot to make  with all those fingers & toes but so loveable when she’s born I’ve never made JOJO for a show , only for orders but this year I’m hoping she will  make the show , mercy how did I do that hair?  25 days to figure it out right? LoL!

JoJo, she's a big ole hugable loveable 33" she is one of my favorite Annies to make

well it’s good to be back to blogging & there’s a lot of catching up to do, we’ve been to a fair, celebrated Birthdays, Zoo trips , sewing, canning, & so much more!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


 I had in mind of finishing up a retro dress I’ve been working on for  awhile but it just wasn’t working in my favor to get finished in time to go see my niece perform in School House Rock at the children's Theater


so I looked a round & saw a pair of pants I’d started  & decided to finish those up, then  when it’s time to head out the door I realize my blouse isn’t the color I thought it was uggggh! so I had to dig up an old blouse  that I don’t wear, iron it & just go ! lol! note to self ** when buying fabric for pants make sure I have a matching blouse or buy matching fabric to make one



and what a better ending than ice-cream at the I-Hop!

Sunday, October 5, 2014



have you noticed how many songs in the song books go unsung? This could be simply just because we’ve never heard them or perhaps do not know the melody, I often like to go through & find ones that even though we may not know how they go, they still have a good message behind them


If the spirit is knocking at the door of your heart,
Do not turn His plea away
If you heed not His wooing's,
He'll forever depart.
Then 'twill be too late to pray.
When on death's bed you're lying,
Still astray the fold,
It an awful day;
There will be no repenting at the portals of gold,
It will be too late to pray.
As you stand at the judgment,
There before the white throne,
On that great and final day;
When the life book is opened and
your deeds have been made known,
It will be too late to pray.
It will be too late to pray,
On that great and awful day,
If you're lost my friend,
When you face the end,
It will be too late to pray.

By Clyde Wright & Eugene Wright © 1932 Otis L. McCoy, owner

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Otis McCoy is one of the pioneering giants in Southern Gospel Music history who had an enduring impact on it as a singer, songwriter, instructor and music publisher.
McCoy had an innovative teaching style and tutored many of the industry's most well-known artists. He was certified to teach in musical theory, harmony, voice, brass instruments and composition. McCoy was also a "Sacred Harp" singer of great renown and was one of few people who could set "Shaped Note" type-setting by hand.
He sang lead for the Vaughan Radio and Vaughn Office/Saxophone Quartet. McCoy also founded the Homeland Harmony Quartet. He also initiated and managed the Tennessee Music and Printing Company, for the Church of God Publishing Company. This company was one of gospel music's leading producers of shaped-note singing instructional materials.
McCoy also wrote hundreds of gospel songs, most notably "Keep On The Firing Line" and "Heaven Bound Train."

Thursday, October 2, 2014



I feel like I’ve been around the world & back again lol! I’ve been at the Zoo again! this time with my other babies,Mattie said we had to take our pic with the zebras since I had on a zebra shirt why do they always turn their hinny's to you lol!

Take 8! Reece finally smiles lol




I had tons of sweet potatoes that needed tending to so I had  a sweet potatoes baking party with a few friends

Helen Chaffin's photo.

I made them each an Apron, I had the sweet potatoes  baked & ready,, I set up  a baking station in the kitchen, I set up  a little buffet,we watched Mom’s Night Out

Helen Chaffin's photo.

Helen Chaffin's photo.Helen Chaffin's photo.


there were three more pies but Kim shot out  with hers before I could get a picture lol! they each had their own work stations with measuring cups etc.


silly things wouldn’t use their hand towels, too pretty they said lol!


it was a great day of baking, movies, laughter, eating, more movies, more eating lol!

Did you see pillowcases  I made a  few days back for  the Children's Hospital? I really enjoy doing this  & will continue making them throughout the year as different company’s set out to meet a certain goal to send, I will be able to help several


today I’m cleaning, cutting grass, may get some sewing in, do a little more painting, I’ve decided on a color  for the sewing room & can’t wait to get on with it!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014




yesterday was the first day of feeling the least like fall, it is still pretty warm here but I think Fall is going to break on through lol! here are two of my favorite  bloggers to inspire you to get into the mood for Fall

Coffee Tea Books and Me: Sunday Afternoon Tea - What makes my home a sanctuary

I’m going to jumpstart Fall by having a  sweet potatoes baking party, yea I don't know what else to call it lol! I have tons of sweet potatoes that need tending to, so I’ve invited a few friends over this weekend , we will bake pies, watch Mom’s Night Out, eat, bake more pies & just have a great time, each will go home with at least two pies & an apron , oh that reminds me I got to get to sewing lol!

how are you jump starting your Fall?

Sunday, September 21, 2014