Saturday, December 18, 2010

Quiet Saturday......

Last weekend was hectic; this weekend is so much quieter. Can't believe none of my grandkids are here. Maybe somebody will show up tomorrow? We did have a nice visit with our son and his darling wife. Did I post here that they are expecting in July? This will be our 8th grandchild and I'm just as excited as the first one. Can't believe that 1st one will be graduating from high school this year! How fast they grow up.
I'm showing photos of some Santa blocks I've made. Today I added a 3rd round to a mystery quilt I'm working on. Wonder what the next clue will be?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Listing vintage fabrics.....

I've been working in stored boxes again. There is way too much fabric, so I'm starting to list them. I'm starting off with the vintage ones. Some I had in storage; some I inherited from my mother. I have them listed on eBay, etsy, and will be listing in Raggy Anne blog daily. If you are looking for a particular color or weight, let me know. The bottom photo is a flannel with a neat border; the middle photo is a lighter weight cotton; the top photo is a cotton blend.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Good Morning, Saturday!

Good Morning! Don't know why I'm up so early, have a full house so am limited to my bedroom. So, here I am on my PC, lol.
My friend, Annie, finished updating my selling blog last night. She is a talented Prim artist; however, she is a whiz on computers also. Thanks, Annie! You can visit her blog at Hope I've typed that right; for some reason, I can't copy & paste at this time. Oh, Annie! I need you already, lol.
My DD, Janice, is here with her family. She is going to her Avon Christmas party today and it's easier if kids are here in the AM. Especially since 2 of them stay up late and sleep late. We have people sleeping in every room in house, except for my sewing room. Ane that's only because there's no room for anything except sewing stuff, lol.
If you have time, visit our Raggy Anne blog. I will be updating it daily until it's full again. Hope you're enjoying this Christmas season.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Good Morning! I decided to try making dog mats. These can be used for dog crates, to cover your bed, sofa, or in the car. I can make them different sizes, raggy or traditional. I have some listed in eBay under sadeae5. They will soon be in my blog. Contact me for further information.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winners of my giveaways!

Thanks to the ones who entered my giveaways. The winners are Annie & Colleen. Please let me know which rice bag you would like; or I can just choose one. Your choice, though. If you want a color or theme I don't have listed yet, let me know. I believe both of you have my e-mail addy.
I do apologize for not posting the names sooner. I've been busy working on dog mats. Will post photos tomorrow; they are so much fun to make! Also, thanks to Nancy, of, for her guidance in making these pads

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Free Giveaway

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I know I did! I have been having fun making rice bags and decided to give two away. The rules are simple.... Become a follower in our selling blog,; make a purchase and earn 3 chances; and leave a comment in this blog. Easy way to receive 5 chances. Good Luck!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. I remember all the wonderful days from years past. In my youth, we went to my grandparents house in Louisiana. My mother was the youngest of 6 siblings; all were still living at the time. Grandma's house was overflowing with uncles, aunts, and cousins. In later years, we spent the day at our other grandparents' house in Groves. Dad was one of 3; so, we spent day with aunts, uncles and cousins also. After both sets of grandparents were gone, we spent the day at my parents' house. As the years went by, my two brothers and I added spouses, children, and grandkids to our mixture. Even though I treasure all those years, I'm thankful for the prenent day. Today Rochelle & I will be having dinner with our oldest son & our youngest daughter and their families. We'll miss our other daughter & son and their families. I am especially thankful for my husband of 39 years.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I hope everyone is having as pretty weather as we are. The is the type of weather I could live with all year. Been busy with grandkids. Madison is spending the weekend here with her dad and Meagan has been here also. So cute to see the two year old cousins playing and sharing.

I've also taken the time to list on both eBay and etsy. My latest project is rice bags. They're so much fun! I make 3 different sizes: small, 4.5 x 5; medium, 4.5 x 9; and large, 4.5 x 13. I also can make any color or theme you want. Here is a couple photos. Just fill out the contact form at bottom of my blog if you are interested.

Have a peaceful Sunday!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

eBay and etsy auctions

I've been busy listing on both eBay and etsy. My DH & I emptied a storage building; we've had it so long we could have probably bought a new one, lol. In it, I found fabrics from the 60s thru the 80s. I've been washing fabrics and listing every day. Haven't sold very much; but at least it's a start.
I've also been babysitting Meagan. Her mom, Janice, is now selling both Avon and Tupperware. She hands out flyers with all 3 ventures together -- Avon, Tupperware and raggy items. If anyone needs anything, fill out the Contact Me form at bottom of my blog and I will send her e-mail addy.
Here are two of my fabrics:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Raggy Totes

I'm still sewing! I've made several raggy totebags to sell. I can do any color combos you would like. These are purple/white, yellow/white, and purple/creme.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Today has been a quiet, peaceful day. For the first time in a while, it was just DH & myself. Good thing we still "like" each other, lol. I'm doing a calico swap in one of my groups. This weekend, I worked on some extra blocks. When the swap is finished, I hope to put together two quilts, one to keep, one to sell. Here are some of the blocks I hav made:

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm back!

Hello! I'm back finally. We've been back in our house since the middle of June; however, it's been a whirlwind. We've had to buy new furniture, linens, plasticware, staples, etc. We're still emptying boxes and moving things around. I would never suggest having a house fire, but it is nice to have a new kitchen. Here are some photos of part of my kitchen. I do love the new pantry, with the deep, deep shelves.
I've also been busy making raggy totebags. My new DIL, Laurie, has been getting orders for me. I will be posting photos in my selling blog soon. I'm so glad to be back and will be posting regularly again. Bye for now.....

Monday, March 8, 2010

Long Absence

Sorry I've been missing for so long. I was busy working on charm table runners and started a new charm quilt. Then we had a house fire. I know how lucky we were that no one was hurt and our house did not burnt down. However, we did lose our kitchen and den. The only furniture saved out of those rooms were my mother's rocker and my DH's little table. There is smoke and water damage; I'm still hoping to save my sewing room. I'll see after the Recover team does their job. I do have to say that we have a wonderful insurance company. I don't know if I can name it, but the initials are S F. We had a good policy and they are treating us more than fair. We are using their Premier groups; so far, have a recovery team, a building team and a textile clean up team. This happened on Wednesday night; by Thursday, we were visited by the adjuster, the recovery team and the contractor. By Friday, the kitchen & den were already emptied. Saturday, those two rooms were demolished. Today, they're starting in the Living Room. Even though I'm not doing any of the physical work, I'm having to say keep or toss, so it's very emotional.
I am also thankful that all the items up for sale in my selling blog was in airtight totes. I am planning on putting it on vacation mode, though; at least until the clean up is finished.
Warning to everyone: have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen!
I'll be back when I can......

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Handmade Spring Rag Table Runners

I wanted to sew something for Spring, so came up with these charm raggy table runners. They are 8" by 20"; a perfect size for almost anything little table, or even the back of a toliet. I will be listing them in my selling blog; just click on the little Raggy Anne banner on side of screen.

I did draw the names for my giveaway. Check in Raggy Anne Creations selling blog for details......

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Handmade I Spy Raggy Quilt

I took a break from the charms I've been cutting out. I had these I Spy charms cut out since last year. I finished it today. Two years ago, I decided to make a quilt for each one of my grandchildren. I had made three of them; this one will be for Gabe. Now, I only have the three girls to make.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Charm Quilt Top

I decided to sew together some charms into a quilt top. Are you asking what is a charm quilt? Each square is a different print -- no duplications. This one is 45" square. It will be listed on etsy.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Now selling quilt squares

This weekend I've had fun working on a table runner for a friend. Can't show a photo until she receives it, but will post a photo when I can. I think I'll make another one for myself.
Tomorow I'll be back to cutting out charm squares. I've decided I will try to sell quilt squares on etsy. I listed three today. Check out my etsy shop. (I've not listed the squares shown in the photo yet.)
It's been fun as I've found fabric I forgot I had.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Giveaway in my new Selling Blog

Hello! The time is finally here; please visit my newest blog, Raggy Anne Creations, at for a free giveaway.

Janice and I will be offering our raggy creations, plus a lot more.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sick Puppy!

My friend, Nancy, had sad news yesterday about one of her Lab puppies. Please visit her blog:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Giveaway

I'm still working on my new selling blog. But I just had to take time out to go blogging. I found the neatest giveaway. If you can't click on the following, just copy and paste:

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Selling Blog

I don't know if anyone has visited or tried to visit my selling blog. It has been inactive since November. My friend has designed a new blog for me. I am busy listing items today. Hope to have it ready very soon. Stay tuned!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cold, dreary Thursday

Well, I thought it was cold yesterday, but today it's raining and it's cold. OK, what happened to my warm southeast Texas weather? I want it back!
I laid some of my log cabine blocks on the floor; this would make a good lap top quilt or the beginning of a larger one.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Brr... is it cold where you live? I know it's no where near as cold here in southeast Texas, but still too cold for me, lol. I finally started listing some of the traditional blocks I've been working on. Have had fun with them. Here is a Sawtooth Block I've done:

If you are interesting in any of my blocks, just e-mail me at bottom of page. thanks for looking!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday, February 8th

Good Morning! Today may be a little cool, but at least it's not raining. I worked on Log Cabin blocks and also Sawtooth Blocks. They will be listed on etsy soon. I'm still waiting for my laptop to be fixed; have to be fitted into youngest DS's schedule, lol. bye for now.....

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Free Giveaway

My friend, Nancy, has joined a new site, the Primitive Peddlers, and has a free giveaway. Click here:
to enter. I have used Nancy's soaps and they are wonderful!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday, February 5th

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. My laptop wouldn't boot up, so it's at my son's house to be worked on. I sure hope I have it back soon; this PC is soooo slow and I hate the chair. Since I'm not on the computer as much, I have been able to sew a lot, lol.
My latest project is Log Cabin blocks. I have listed some on eBay and soon will list some on etsy. Check out this auction: I have several auctions listed, so check them out.

Hope everyone has a great Friday!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday, the 28th

I was just reading in my friend's blog; she posted some of her history. I thought it was interesting, so thought I would write a little about myself. Even though I've lived in Texas all my life, I'm not a "native". My mother went home to her hometown to have all three of her children. So, my birthplace is Crowley, LA; I call myself a cajun Texan, lol. At six weeks old, I came to Texas and have lived here every since. I do have lots of relatives left in Crowley; not as many as the oldest generation have passed away. At one of the aunts funeral, my cousins and I realized we are the oldest ones now. How strange! We had a few family reunions a few years back; maybe they'll do another one sometime. Of course, it will make me sad, as my parents were still alive for the last one. OK, enough for now. I'll post again another day.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I finally finished my latest raggy quilt. This is truely a OOAK (one of a kind). I used some scrappy strip blocks from a swap I did years ago; plus I made more blocks. The size is 46" x 56" and has a charm border. I will be listing this quilt soon; not sure where yet.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Peaceful January Sunday

I'm so glad it's not rainy today. It's almost like spring here in southeast Texas. So glad some of my grandkids live close to us. Here are our two youngest DGKs. Meagan is now 16 mos. and Madison is now 15 mos. They both love grandpa!
I'm still working on the scrappy strip quilt. Almost through with the inside; I'm still thinking of the border.....

Friday, January 22, 2010

Yea Friday!

Even though I'm now retired, I still love the weekends. It's a free, relaxed time. This weekend I'm hoping to get back to my reorganization of my sewing room. It might take me all year, but it will be done in 2010!
I did manage to list some auctions on eBay. Here is one of them: Check them out. I do love making the scrappy strips. Today I'm putting together a raggy quilt from blocks I swapped in an eBay group years ago. I'll post a photo when it's completed.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Brr, it's cold outside!

I have spent the last few days trying to stay warm. I know lots of you are colder than we've been, but, hey, this is southeast Texas! Today it's finally warmed to 40 degrees and will be getting warmer every day.
I've been busy sewing. I'm trying my hand at quilt block kits. Will be posting them as soon as anything is ready.
I snagged the photo from one of my eBay groups. Isn't it too cute?
bye for now!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I've been busy reorganizing my sewing room. Found so much fabric, won't need to buy any more for quite a while, lol. Seriously, I will be listing fabric in my blog; also vintage fabric in etsy. If you are looking for certain colors or prints, just e-mail me. I also found so many quilt tops; going to be listing some also, as no way can I ever quilt them all. It will take me a while to list, as we're preparing for our son's wedding in less than two weeks. We are so looking forward to adding a wonderful daughter in law to our family.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Can you believe it's already 2010? I hope this is a healthy and prosperous year for all of you.