Monday, November 30, 2009

Doll, book and afghan

What do a doll, a book and an afghan have in common? Nothing...except I chose to put them all in the same photo. I have not been sleeping well lately, so have had some extra reading time. I finished "The Memory Quilt" by TD Jakes on Sunday morning, early. I love this book and highly recommend it. A good Christmas lesson for us all. The doll is a Goodwill find. She cost $1.00, and was in with the stuffed animals for sale. I used to make a lot of Raggedy Ann & Andy's in the 1970, so decided that I'd bring this one home. Although not an Ann doll, she has personality, and you can tell by the workmanship that she was made by a person somewhat unfamiliar with a sewing machine, but wanted to put love and caring into this doll. The dress is made from 1980's quilting fabric! The rug yarn hair is sewn into the head instead of onto it!! She is not "signed". Very unusual embroidered eyes. The mile-a-minute afghan is one I finished yesterday. The center color is "woodsy" by Red Heart and the other two colors used are Red Heart Aran and some unknown dark brown from my stash. Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one. I did not cook here this year, but we were invited to my daughter's house, who lives on the side of a mountain, an hour away. It was a lovely day, and we had a pleasant time. I can't say that I didn't have to cook, as my daughter got busy with other things and I finished the meal for her. I am glad that things will be back to normal this week, even if only for a short while until Christmas break.


Ghost said...

Such a great post. Love the doll and she must of spoke to you for you to grab her up and take her home. Love the afghan and Hope that you are feeling better and start to sleep a little better. Alway love reading what is happening with you. I did not cook on Thanksgiving but did make the taters.

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Will be looking for the book to read. If i'm around that long.

Leslie Shelor said...

Glad you gave this lovely doll a home! And the afghan is beautiful!