Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Little Orphant Annie

I spent a wonderful trip last week with my sister in Indianapolis. We both agree it was a buying trip because most everything we did was shop!!!

Both of us love a good find and both interested in history.

I've always loved "Little Orphan Annie" but learned so much from finding this book in a vintage store.  "Orphant Annie Story Book".

The Orphant Annie Storybook was written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle, the creator of Raggedy Ann as a tribute and memorial to his friend and neighbor James Whitcomb Riley.

The original poem "Little Orphant Annie" was written in 1885 by James Whitcomb Riley. The poem about  a little orphan who comes to live with a family.  It was inspired by Mary Alice Smith an actual orphan who came to live with his family during her childhood.

In 1908 the first book "Little Orphant Annie was printed. During the years following she became the inspiration for "Little Orphan Annie" and "Raggedy Ann".

A film adaptation was made in 1918, a silent film which was narrated by James Riley.

Another adaptation is the comic strip created in 1924. The long running Broadway musical was made in 1977 and motion picture in 1982.

While on my trip my Sister had these stored away and she gave me this set of Little Orphan Annie characters.
Daddy Warbucks, Annie, Mrs. Hannigan and Molly. The Nickerbocker Toy Company created these in the 1980's.

Both James Riley and Johnny Gruelle passed away before they knew what a legend Little Orphant Annie would become to future generations.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Field of color

Our Easter color theme for our choir this year was bright vivid color and contrasting if possible. No browns or black preferably no tans.  Here is a small group of us together before going on stage.

That's me in the yellow. We opened with "Come Alive" from The Greatest Showman.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Sewing Workbook

I'm loving my new workbook for all of my sewing projects.  Last week my granddaughter and I stopped by the local library for one of their big book sales.

I spied "The Workbasket Sewing Workbook" and jumped at chance to buy it. It was published in 2011 and features the styles of the 1950's fashions.

I'm having the best time taking pictures of my latest sewing projects and listing them and all the particulars that went with it.

All the fashions from the 1950's adorn the pages.

The Workbasket was a magazine that was produced in the 1950's and 60's.

I think I may have at one time had a few copies but now they are long gone.



Monday, April 2, 2018


This year our choir colors for Easter were bright on bright. I decided I wanted to do yellow for my top. I had already made a pair of pants in Royal Blue that I could wear with it. Didn't want to go out and spend lots of cash so I searched for one at a thrift store.

Found this one to re-purpose.

It was in my size but an out dated style. I removed the long front and made a border to make the top longer.

This is my granddaughter in bright yellow and I getting ready to sing in the Resurrection Services for our church.

It was a great Easter!!!

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Keeper cards

I'm a very sentimental kinda girl and I have kept greeting cards and announcements for my entire life.

This card is one my Mom and Dad sent our daughter for Easter probably 40 years ago.

Such a sweet little face!!

This one was sent to us from our grandchildren 15 years ago.

I love the soft colors of Easter--bringing new life to us.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Nothing expresses the LOVE of this season more than the Resurrection that we as Christians celebrate!

This banner is hanging in my kitchen.

This banner encompasses all the the LORD means to us and what HE did for us. It is what is LIFE to each of us.

Praying you all have a glorious Easter.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Photo Op

Cindy Williams from "Happy Days" was here a few weeks ago in a performance of "Barefoot in The Park". We took our granddaughters to see it with us and Cindy was happy to take our picture with us.

She also gave my Hubby a huge hug!!! She is so sweet and funny in this show.

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