Raggedy Ann and Andy Nursery Art

Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy Wall Hangings

Made in the USA in the 1970’s

Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, just their names gives one a warm feeling inside. These pictures show Ann in a bright yellow jumper and her trademark gingham in the garden reaching for a watering can. Andy, wearing bib overalls, a gingham shirt, and blue cap  is hard at work hoeing the garden with his bluebird friends at his side.  The pictures are mounted on particle wood boards. Both boards measure 20 inches long by 16 inches wide. Big enough to be seen. There are original holes in the back of each making them easy to hang in the nursery. 

Raggedy Ann is a character created by Johnny Gruelle in a series of books from the early 1900’s he wrote and illustrated. Raggedy Andy was introduced in 1920. 

The Raggedy Ann and Andy pictures are for sale: $45 USD

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Sewing Patterns for Children

I don’t know about anyone else but I’ve heard women say their moms sewed all their clothes. Mine didn’t. She didn’t like to sew, didn’t know how to use a machine, and was lost in the fabric department. She wasn’t ashamed of it, either, but she did teach me how to mend clothes and sew on buttons. Pretty handy. Still, I’d listen to these women and wonder “Who are these women and where are the patterns?”

Well, I think I found the stash of a couple of these women or at least part of the stash. Check out these patterns.

Aren’t they wonderful? Most are complete and in good condition. So Cool!

You can find these patterns  in the GoofingOff Sewing shop.

Happy Sewing!

Remembering Mrs.Patterson

Yesterday, a family member passed away. My mother-in law died at the age of 79. She led an incredible life, helped a lot of people, and always had the coffee pot on when friends stopped by. I learned a lot from her.

Love your children. Don’t disown them even if their beliefs are different than yours.

Be faithful to your spouse. Some things are hard to forgive and harder to forget.

Remember your friends. A cup of coffee doesn’t cost much and the return is incredible.

Share your blessings with others.

Be ready to cook for a crowd, even if it means throwing hot dogs on the grill and opening an extra can.

Let others take the spotlight and enjoy their time in it.

Cry when you need to and don’t be afraid to show your tears.

Keep a good relationship with your children’s spouses.

Don’t pit your children against each other.

In personal and business life, honesty is the best policy.

Don’t hold grudges.

Take care of your body and mind. Be a good example to others.

Be a member of your community. A good member that all can be proud of.

Be kind to animals. Feed them, hold them, love them.

Post by Eileen Patterson in memory of Winifred “Joan” Patterson.