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Monday, April 23, 2012

"Raggedy Anne and Andy makes for a Happy Monday."


Happy Monday to you.

The past week has gone.  I couldn't get into anything.  Thankfully this is a new week. I did  finish the blocks for the Raggedy Anne and Andy quilt blocks.

I was debating how to quilt it. I was thinking about quilt-as-you-go. After spending quite sometime on the net looking at the different ways it is done I think I will just go ahead and join the blocks and quilt it normally. I have no more of the black homespun left so will use some cream homespun for the rest of the sashing and have cut out some red squares for the corners.

I changed several of the blocks around slightly. This one I made Anne some hair and Andy got a hat instead of just the stitching.

In some of the blocks I used buttons for the hair. You may be wondering why blue buttons instead of red buttons. Well,remember  people with read hair were called "Bluey". This was usually for males here in Australia but I don't thing Anne will mind have some blue buttons and french knots for her hair. Hopefully tomorrow I will take a trip to Midland and I will be able to pick up some backing fabric.

Other things "Making me Happy" are;

Peanut Butter, haven't had this for so long. Bonnie wanted some so it was added to the shopping list. Dick Smith makes a great Peanut Butter, great on my morning toast.

The vegie seeds I planted last week are coming up. I will be planting plenty more this week.

Picking up a trailer  load of Horse manure for the garden. Just need some rain to go with it.

I had to smile and laugh yesterday when I was reading Pauline's post. Let me know if you have seen a shop like this one!!!!

Last week I received a email from a shop in the US with charm packs on sale for $2.50 how good is that price. Yet when I went to buy a Cucumber on Saturday they were $3.00 each. I know you can't compare them really but it makes you think who is ripping who of. Like when I was at the deli, the fish I bought last week was on special for $10.00. This weeks special price $17.00. Needless to say the fish stayed at the deli.

A much happier Observation.
Ian and I were enjoying our afternoon walk last week and about 15 metres in front of us was a Bubble. Just floating across the footpath. Not a child in sight nor did we hear any playing nearby. I only thought Faeries played in the bottom of the garden.

Have a Happy Monday.
Bev C


Sue said...

I love the extras you've put on Raggedy Annies quilt.
Fancy finding a fairy's lost bubble...I'm sure thats a lucky sign.

wackywoman said...

You quilt is wonderful. Love the blue buttons. Now, about that shop. Oh my no. Never seen anything like that. Makes one wonder if they have any business at all. Not a warm and fuzzy feeling at all. LOL

Roseanne said...

Love your Raggedy Annies quilt. Love the had on Andy. Finding the fairy bubble must mean something.

Anonymous said...

lovely post Bev,love the blue buttons for hair,i can remember that saying,lovely gardening weather.xx

Pauline Woodcock said...

Hi Bev, you do sound like a happy soul today. Your quilt looks as cheerful as you appear to be. That shop was something else, wasn't it? Chris and I were highly amused. You have to wonder how they stay in business! Still, we went away laughing, so perhaps they serve a purpose.

Kelli said...

I love the Raggedy Ann and Andy quilt. They were my favorite when I was a little girl. Your quilt is going to be soo cute. Can't wait to see it done! I had peanut butter on apple slices tonight for dinner.. good that way, too. :o) Have a great week! xo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great idea for the hair Bev...love it!!! Yes sometimes prices are all over the place...and, maybe they were Faerie bubbles...all the more special...Happy Monday to you xo

Maria said...

Your Raggesy anne and Andy blocks look fabulous. Nice personal touches you added Bev.
How lucky are you to find a Fairy Bubble just floating along....

marina said...

your quilt looks fantastic and i love the little changes you have made.
Charm Packs for $2.50! Is that Nirvana?
I like crunchy peanut butter. Yumm

Fiona said...

love the changes in the quilt... makes it textural... great post altogether.... and yes, some pricing just annoys me ... complete rip off...

Mylene said...

Raggedy Annies quilt looks cheerful, lovely extra's you've added.
A happy monday to you too.

Karen said...

I love the way you have made your blocks so colourful and interesting. It's great to see the progress in your quilt.
Thanks for the link to Pauline's blog. I had a good laugh.

Michelle said...

I love the texture and 3d look to the raggedys.

Lynda said...

So many happy Monday things today ... beautiful quilt. I love peanut butter too.

Terriaw said...

What a great quilt project!

Happy to hear your veggie seeds are coming up. I never seem to have any luck starting plants from seeds. Maybe because my seed packets were kinda old.

That would have been so weird to see that mysterious bubble floating across your path. Sometimes my husband surprises me with a bottle of bubbles in our backyard. They are so fun, aren't they. Happy day!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,

What an adorable quilt and love your theme of it too. A childhood memory. Love peanut butter. My favorite sandwich is peanut butter and sliced bananas.
Yes, I wonder how stores come up with their pricing. I know the weather and rain fall and sometimes we over fish but I think some of the prices are just way too high for some items. I am like you I will put it back and wait for it to go on sale.
Happy gardening and sewing.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Bev, the Raggedy Anne quilt is gorgeous, so pretty and bright. I loved ready about your happy things too.

Ivory Spring said...

That quilt is absolutely adorable.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

I just love the Raggedy Ann quilt and each time I see someone finish it I think...I really need to make this quilt...thanks for posting!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Missed many of your posts, but had a great time catching up! Love what you did to those Ragedy dolls!
And I can't believe the prices you have to pay for fish and cucumbers.
Off to google metres now. No idea what that is.

Simone de Klerk said...

Okay, got the message now, after reading the sentence with metres and bubles several times. And now I understand why you were looking for children LOL