Friday, July 30, 2010

Updates . . . and Give Away time . . .

Greetings Raggedy Friends -
Yipes ... it's been a l-o-n-g time since I've blogged over here. Lots has happened over the last several months - some personal and some health . . . BUT I've survived, moved on, and have since settled in my new dwellings.
Most importantly ~ I've claimed "ME" back and am using my real identity instead of an online alias.
I'm still known as "Awny" but that will be my "everyday" Halloween alter ego. I'm definately keeping that. A girls gotta stay true to herself right? *winks*

Ha! But I wanted to have a blog that reflects ME - no more hiding or staying "underground". Nope!

Everyday things, crafts, Life, and such will be blogged at my personal blog : "S.E.W. Me ... So What" here.

Big News -

I'm also moving my Raggedy Blog Party (this one) to a new home.
For 1) - it will be easier to manage 2 blogs with my "home" email, and 2) it's no longer 2009 *lol* and I'm glad that a lot of people had fun with the Blog parties and events - I'd like to keep the fun going as long as there's interest!

Yes there will still be Pattern Give Aways and fun to be had at the NEW home!

You still with me . . . Please update your bookmarks, links and Follow me over here @
R.A.G.S ~ Raggedy Ann Girls Society.

I'll be having a NEW Give Away posted at the New Home "R.A.G.S." blog soon. So go check out the new digs, FOLLOW me over there, and let me know what you think?

Is there something you'd like to see? A certain kind of Blog party? A doll give away?
Comments and Suggestions welcome!

Hope to see you there! I'm missing my Raggedy Gals! ~S~

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pattern Shout Outs....

We are already into Febrauary. It seems like the ball dropped for 2010 just Yesterday!! Where is the time going??? Wow!

I have a couple of shout outs for Raggedy Annie Patterns.....

Now I don't know how long these deals will run for - so you're best bet is to runnnnn and get some for yourself - tell them that Sandy from her "Raggedy Blog" sent ya...

Here's some Pattern Deals....

1) Nicole of Raggedy Old Annies has 3 E-Patterns for $15.00. Normally her patterns are $8.50 each so this deal is a bargain. To get the special price you have to click on the "BUY THIS" button under the e-pattern special notice. You'll get the patterns super quickly after payment has been processed! She's a sweetie!

Guess What?! I ran into Nicole at JoAnns this week. Yes I Did!!! She was shopping for some fabric and I had just walked in the store to purchase some yarn. I recognized her face from visiting her blog. I had been buying patterns from her for a few years and have asked a couple of questions when it comes to Annie making. She's always so nice and helpful. We had chatted in emails here and there. And when I saw her in the store- I introduced myself. We chatted for about 20-30 minutes and she is everything I had imagined her to be - funny, kind, and sweet! It was kinda a brief encounter as I had a vet appt. for Jasmine, but I'm glad I finally met one of my favorite Annie fans. I have admired Nicoles patterns and Annies for years. It was neat to finally meet with her. We will have to do coffee and shopping! How cool is that! :)

2) Julie of Polka Dot Pig Primitives (formerly known as My Raggedy Kids) has a special too. Buy 2 get 1 free. (Buy 4 get 2 free and so on). I just got my 3 (B2G1) and they're cute.

3) Denni of Denni's Doodles is still having her Half Off sale on her Spring Patterns. I'm sure a lot of ya'll are longing for Spring. I know I am.

I'm hoping to sew some Annies while everyone else is watching the Super Bowl. Stay Warm & Be Safe!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Winners have been contacted . . .

Congratulations again to the Winners of the Christmas with Annie blog event!
I have just finished contacting the winners and am waiting on the reply of several of you!

* Cathy - SENT 01-23-2010
Delivery Conf. #: 0309 3220 0001 1368 8516
* Aunt Pitty Pat - SENT 01-23-2010.
Delivery Conf. #: 0309 3220 0001 1368 8493
* Carla - Contacted Sponsor :)
* Courtney - Contacted Sponsor :)
* Mistea - SENT 01-23-2010
* Lisa - SENT 01-23-2010
* Martha - WIP.

I plan on mailing things out on Saturday Jan. 23rd (payday is Friday and Sat should be dry *fingers crossed*)

Thanks for playing along! I'll post about the Next event: A Raggedy Valentine! Still working on things!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Christmas with Annie W-I-N-N-E-R-S ...

Hi Everybody How's your 2010 treating you? Well I hope L(!
I finally got a minute to SIT down and breathe AND pick some winners!

All winners have been drawn - I wrote everyone's name on a piece of paper and put them in a bowl then drew names! With the exception of the "Followers" which I used the number generator! Also exempt from the "name on a paper" draw was the Best Post and Cutest Christmas Annie. Hubby helped me pick these! Thanks hun!

Thanks so much for participating and having fun! All posts were adorable and I enjoyed reading them ALL!


*drummmmmm . . .

"Blog Button Winner" Miss December # 149
Winner is: Cathy of Snugglebug Prims

"Random Holiday Hopper Participant"Kris Kringle # 134
Winner is: Aunt Pitty Pat of Aunt Pitty Pats

"Random Holiday Hopper Participant" Pattern by Cindy of Homespun from the Heart
Winner is: Carla of Dancing Moon

"Lucky Draw" Pattern by Cindy of Homespun from the Heart
Winner is: Courtney of Cajun Hillbilly

"Best Post Winner" Sing Noel
Winner is: Mistea of Misteas Crafts
Winning Post is Here

"Cutest Christmas Annie" Holiday Annies
Winner is: Lisa of Lydias Treasures
Cutest Christmas Annie is Here

Prize: Custom Annie Doll "Follower"
Winner is: Martha of Martha's Favorites

Ok- I will be emailing and leaving comments in your recent posts to let you know that you've won and then I will request your snail addys so I can send you the prizes!

Thanks again for playing along with me! I enjoyed this and will be posting about a Valentine's Raggedy Blog Event soon!


Been so BUSY -

I apologize for neglecting this blog . . . I am drawing names and will announce the winners today: Sunday Jan. 17th! Details coming soon!

Stay Tuned . . .

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to you ALL . . .

I wish you all a very Merry & Magikal Christmas! Please be safe if you're traveling.
Enjoy your time with your family, friends and loved ones!

See you in a couple of days!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Decorating the Tree . . .

I was feeling better last night, more so than the night before. So we resumed decorating our tree. Of course Annie helped!
Part Deaux . . .

Sweet Annie loves to help out...

here she is - hanging an ornament. *Cheese*

*lol* Annie wanted to show off the lil' stocking ornament. See it! She thought it was cute!
My M-I-L made those as a namecard for one of her Tea Parties. She had them filled with mini candy canes, chocolates, a tea bag, and our names.

Where'd she go?

Haha- look where I found her...

Hiding in the decorations bin. Whatcha lookin' for Annie?

Some of our favorite ornaments. The names of all the Boxers that we have rescued. 2 have passed on... Baby and Jade. Rest in Peace sweethearts ... we'll see you again someday.
And Jester & Jasmine's ornaments! I made them all! Love them!

Whew- by the time we were all done - we were tuckered out and Annie went Night Night!

Then I realized that we don't have a full shot of our Christmas Tree. Oy - I had thought I took some? Hmmm - that's gonna be our next venture for sure! I'm sure Annie won't mind posing and giving ya'll a small tour of our decorated house!

Oh yeah - She did want me to mention that soon we will be baking sweet bread and cookies. Yummy! We're excited!

What have you been doing lately?