Friday, November 24, 2006


Squeezing in one more thing...



I did get a postcard made, last night. I have a friend that collects Raggedy Anns(even has a business named after her) and so I put it in the mail first thing, this morning. I thought she turned out sweet and cheerful. I had a lace collar on her, but it wouldn't lay down right so I had to simplify. better luck, next time. I love her raggedy hair- I was going to use yarn, but the fabric just called to me, so.. I once had a Raggedy Ann doll and I took her with me to the hospital when I had my tonsils out- I was 8. I had prettier dolls, but I was attatched to her- she was so soft and had been with me for a long while. Now, she was a bit grubby- spindled, even. But I loved her anyway. The admissions nurse took a look at her and said, "My! Isn't she a pretty ugly doll?" Well, I guess she thought this 8 year old wasn't intelligent enough to understand what she said, but it only made me love Raggedy Ann more. What kind of nurse criticizes an 8 year old's babydoll? I haven't cared much for hospitals, since!

Dawn- Yes, I love to cook. But you know, there are all kinds of tricks to it- just like sewing. And knowing the tricks is most of the battle. It doesn't take me much effort to fix a meal for just me or for the 10 of us. Really. I just use a bigger pot! And look at that expression on my 16 y olds' face! Worth every bit of effort I put into it! I have 4 teenage boys- I gotta cook or I'd have a rebellion on my hands! Keeps the natives happy. Hang in there and think "one pot meals" - maybe a crockpot recipe book would help! And I don't cater much to individual tastes- you don't like green peppers? Well, you can fish them out of your own plate!

8 comments:

Screen Door said...

Hey - He drinks Iced tea--- I never did get my kids to like it. I'm the only tea drinker in the family... Cute post card.

Isobel said...

I think it would take a really big crocpot to make a meal for those boys. I can remember when DS was a teenager and I couldn't fill him up and I only had one. I get to sit beside the one who doesn't like green peppers--he could fish them off his plate and put them on mine.

Carrie said...

What a sweet postcard! I, too, had a raggedy ann doll and I loved her!!! Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving!

God bless :)

quiltpixie said...

love the postcard. I'd never thought to try "loose" fabric like you used for the hair. Hope it arrives safe and sound....

Darcie said...

Your Raggedy Ann postcard is indeed sweet and cheerful. What a smile she will bring her whole trip to your friend's house. The USPS just won't be the same!

Joe's looking pretty protective of that plate of delightfulness! Glad you had a pieceful Thanksgiving...with all of your natives being happy! ;-)

Dawn said...

Yup, that is where I went wrong - trying to cook to the tastes. And you know who the biggest problem is - my husband! I love those one pot meals and crockpot stuff but he HATES it and now has the kids hating it too - so I said fine - he can cook! Yup, I should have started younger not trying to be so nice!

Did you ever hear of this pot meal where you put potatoes, green beans and ham all together? It was soooo wonderful! I had it at quilt retreat and just loved it!

Sandra said...

That's the only way to cook with a large family. I've always told all my children the same thing as you LOL. My favourite compliments are the ones my kids make for my simple but hearty cooking :-)

Peni said...

Gotta love Annie!!! You need a bumper sticker..."Postcards are my Niche!" XOXOXO