Tuesday, January 13, 2009



Well it has been a bit of time since I last posted, but rest assured I have been lurking on y'all's blogs! I have been working on some things here; I have made some stuffed bears, and a pink raggedy ann breast cancer awareness doll. I also have been working through some personal things too which will most probably be an ongoing issue throughout the new year.

I will try to be better about posting ; this is my only New Year's resolution. I have decided to post a blog rule; after reading many blogs and feeling guilty because I have often neglected awards and tags; I am just going to say that I LOVE that you all send me these things and I know it takes time to do so. I also love to send things out, but I am trying hard to balance crafting,blogging and the general life things.
I also hate to miss someone when giving out an award, so I guess I will say that I will accept things as they come in, but I may not always be able to get to them, and the ones I do, I will just post for anyone who reads my blog to take. I think that it is nice that so many people are so thoughtful and I don't want to offend anyone.

Well here is my Raggedy Ann I told you about; she is from a free pattern I found on CS; I made her as a Christmas gift for my daughter's McDonald's store owner Johanne; they do a lot of fund raisers during the year for breast cancer awareness and research in addition to other charities, so my daughter thought that she would really appreciate this doll. (Chrissie recently told me that Johanne loves the doll and often plays with her in her office; arranging the doll's hair to suit her (Johanne's) mood. How funny and great is that!) I hand painted her legs because I could not find any pink striped fabric that I liked; I also used a doily for her collar. She was quick to make and turned out so nicely.

I have been out to a few prim stores recently; Blackbird Primitives in Marshall,MI and the Wren in the Willow in Goodrich,MI. They are both nice stores; I did not get any photos,but I did talk to the owner of the Wren in the Willow and I will be going back and taking photos of the store and her sweet greyhound,Toby! I love it when there are doggies in the store; I think I will also pay a visit to my two favorite ladies in Saginaw and show you their beautiful shop and their two doggies. I am also planning a giveaway; but that is for later!!!
It has snowed here again last night and some today; but the cold is just getting bitter; they keep predicting 9! And for my Canadian friends; that is 9 Fahrenheit~~~which sucks!
So as usual I am in with my doggies; but it is SUNNY!!! At least that is a good thing; the grey days suck the life right out of me!!!!
Hope you are warm where you are!!! See you soon!


Jenn said...

WB sista!

I missed you, thought about you often and wondered when youde post again! Great job on your dollie, love that she is pink!

Cold and snowy here too, its coming from your way......naughty girl - keep it there:)

Give me a ring someday your bored or at least let me know your alive!

Merrie. said...

Thanks Jenn You are my bud for sure!!! Stay warm GF!!

Angie said...

Welcome back! I to am trying to balance life as well. I know Brandi from Blackbird Primitives! She is a sweet gal I do business with. Have you visited JoAnn at the Old Granary that is not too far from there? An awesome shop as well. Glad you are back and blessings in this new year!
hugs, angie

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi Merrie, I've missed you, Happy new year, and again thank you for the card, so cute. ooww I love the doll and her great pink hair. Millie and Sophie are doind well and love to lay by the front door together if and when the sun is out, 9 ha it is zero here!! I really do not like winter. Take care my friend!!and kiss the mugs for us!!!

This Country Girl said...

Welcome back, Merrie! I was just thinking of you the other day! I know I haven't been on the computer as much, but I knew I hadn't "seen" you in awhile!

I love the raggedy ann doll!

I'll look forward to seeing pictures of the stores!

Have a great rest of the week!

Sandy said...

Hi Merrie,

I LOVE the doll you made. It is so cute and looks so great!

Also gotta to love that dog at the beginning of your post.

I have to get my but in gear and start posting on my blog my self. I just haven't been in the mood to do much to be honest. My husband claims that I am having the Winter blues...and we are only in Jan. It's going to be a very long rest of the winter I think.

It has been very cold here...alot of below temperatures. Another reason I am down. I HATE winter!!!

Hope all is well your way...


Anonymous said...

Hi Merrie,
I've missed you. Thanks for the Christmas card. I got really sick after Thanksgiving and got so far behind on all the Christmas stuff, that I didn't send out any cards this year.
I love your raggedy ann doll. She is so cute!
Take care and hugs,

CindyDianne said...

Glad to see you back to it. I rarely follow the award rules exactly - rules are just so taxing! lol

LOVE the Hope Raggedy Ann Doll. Very cute.

Stay warm!

Back in the Day said...

Glad you are back - I had to take some time off around the holidays too! Love the bully picture! Tell the pups we said hello!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I just came across your blog from Whendi's bears blog.(she doesn't do patterns)..I asked already too..I love her stuff..but certainly can't afford it..but she does capture them..and has such an awesome talent...I love your blog and am adding you to my daily reads..so keep blogging...
Gina ;)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Merrie, you do know that is not my license plate..but it is funny..I see you have a harley.so does my hubby..and heritage..what is yours?

Kath said...

Hi Merrie!
I don't know where I've been all this time...I just now found ya! So happy I did! Love your little spot in blogland!! :)
I'll visit again for sure :)


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