Friday, October 30, 2009

New Giveaways

I'm sure everyone loves blog giveaways as much as I do. Here are two I would like to share:
Sue, Oodlekadoodleprimitives, is having a big celebration giveaway.
Nancy, insidenananshead, is having a marketing giveaway.
Visit both blogs and check out the details

Monday, October 26, 2009

Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Quilt Auction

Today I want to write about our 2nd annual Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Quilt auction. It was made by a wonderful and giving group of women on eBay, Quilters Corner Group.

SGK raises funds through a variety of events. What makes our auction special? It is a handcrafted keepsake made by a group of women, most whom have never even met each other, yet have a common bond of quilting and so much more, the bond of sisterhood.

Please click on the link and view the beautiful pink quilt.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bonanzle -- new selling site

I found a new site; at least new for me. This is it:
"Bonanza! The site is called "Bonanzle" for a reason! A Bonanza is a live garage sale that proves the universal truth that your stuff + lots of people = $ $."

I added a link to the left of this screen. Right now I have handmade items, but I will be adding vintage items soon.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Doll Quilt and grandbabies

It's been a busy time for me. I've been working on more doll quilts. I have them posted in my selling blog, Raggy Anne, and will be listing them in my shop on The Hand Did Market.
I'm also showing a photo of my youngest DGD; her name is Madison and she's 11 months old. Doesn't she look like a doll?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Big Thicket in Southest Texas

The Big Thicket is the name of a heavily forested area in Southeast Texas. This combination of virgin pine and cypress forest, hardwood forest, meadow and blackwater swamp is managed by the National Park Service. The Preserve was established to protect the remnant of its complex biological diversity. What is so extraordinary is not the rarity or abundance of its life forms, but how many species coexist here.

Activities in the Big Thicket National Preserve include hiking, camping, bicycling, horseback riding, canoeing, birdwatching, fishing and more. Visitors find the Big Thicket to be a fun, educational trip for the entire family.

My oldest son and his girlfriend took some grest pictures when they were hiking in it the other day.

Monday, October 5, 2009

What I've been up to.

I've been busy preparing for two granddaughter's birthday. Meagan turned one on the 30th of September and Sarah turns 10 today. For Sarah's birthday, we gave her cash to spend at an American Girl Store. Then, I decided to make her a quilt for her new doll. This turned into a new project for me. I did finish one and several more started -- all with different patterns. I love to make OOAK items, so no two will ever be alike. (Soon I will have them listed in The Hand Did Market.) Here is a photo of the one I have finished. I'm also posting a photo of Meagan; her older brother, Stephen, is holding her.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Venture for Raggy Anne

Sorry I haven't posted this week, but been busy. Our latest venture is setting up a booth at The Hand Did Market, Please visit us; go to left of screen and click on Vendors; of course, our name is Raggy Anne. Here is a paragraph describing the Market:

The Hand Did Market promotes and provides exposure for talented Crafters that do things as they were done in days gone by... by our hands, individually "Hand Did" with love, time and attention to detail. Everything on our website is handmade in the U.S.A. (And we are proud of that!) Nothing on our site is mechanically perfect and is not mass produced.

I kept my listings simple; it was really easy to list also.