Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tiny Tears, Fabrics, Old Recipes and paperbacks

Good Morning!

Yesterday, I opened my mailbox and look who arrived from eBay! Sweet. Hubby said I needed this like a hole in my head. Men....

Tiny Tears is my favorite old doll from my childhood. Can I have too many? Yes, but as long as I'm working I don't feel guilty...Be happy while you can!

A sample of the pretty fabrics I bought on my afternoon off Saturday. There is a very nice Quilt and Fabric store nearby which I don't get to visit often enough to suit me!  I don't know what I'll make with these but they are pretty.

This is a cookbook I made for the local Fire Department. We sold quite a few of these and raised a lot of money for things they needed. This was a fun project.

Peggy Joyce is a good cook at our church, as was her mother before her.

My grandmother Cora Lynch during the depression. She and my grandfather raised eight children who all turned out good and she always played her guitar in the evenings and sang. She and her brothers played and sang at barn dances during that time. You should have heard her sing the "Wildwood Flower".

She was the best cook around and loved to sew and make beautiful quilts. I wore many pretty dresses to school that she made for me. Pink and brown plaid.......I wish I could find a piece of fabric like that now.

And these are all the quilting ladies at our church way back when. My Great-grandmother and great-aunt is in this pic and Peggy Joyce is one of the little girls sitting up front. Some cousins of mine are also here.

We are having more stormy weather in Alabama today, if you are looking for a book to lift your spirits go to your nearest used bookstore or used books quick, fast and in a hurry and get this old paperback by Dorothy Cannell. It is Deliciously fun-ny!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and have a very blessed week-end.  And for another laugh head over to and read about her laundromat experience and look at her beautiful new quilt while you're there.

Bye now,
from me and Wilma


Shirley Hatfield said...

I have a weakness for old pictures and stories about family. I am trying to keep the memories of my grandmothers alive for my granddaughters. It only takes a couple of generations before no one remembers what they were like. I loved the quilting ladies pic...I have a similar one with Grandma Zetta. =D

Jane said...

I've heard this book is a good one. Love the old photos and your cheery fabrics! Have you come up with any plans for them yet?
As for your doll, she a beaut - men just don't understand :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi and so nice to meet you. I so enjoyed my visit here to your lovely blog. I too love old time pics with family in the sepia tones.
I had a tiny tears growing up and loved her. She is long gone now, but she was a dear to me. Love yours in the sweet yellow outfit. My hubby says something very similar, like, Oh you needed that!!
We too will be married 39 years in August.
Thank you for your new following. I am now a new follower here too.
Have a great weekend.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Lynn said...

Hi Dorothy,
I am Lynn, your swap partner in Holly's dottie swap. I have emailed you a couple of times but have not heard back from you yet. The emails may have went to your spam account. Please contact me at so I can learn what kind of dottie theme items you would love to see arrive at your home and the address to send them. Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to making a new online friend.
Have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh! I love your blog and I'm so glad you have joined my blog (Corgis in My Garden). I am looking forward to getting to know you in the future!

hensrule said...

Thanks Sharon, nice to meet you and your sweet Corgis!

bellaboo said...

My hubby would have the same reaction! Enjoy your lovely doll.
Thanks for visiting and for your comment. The snow is all mushy here now...still cold though.
Have a lovely week! :0)

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am now happily reading my way through your posts. You have some lovely photographs on here.
I never owned a Tiny Tears doll, and how I wanted one, perhaps I should invest!

hensrule said...

Hi Tracey, you can own your whole childhood toybox again, just go to ebay! It's too easy... :-)

Mimi and Tilly said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog post last week. Your kind words meant a lot. Em :)

Laura of said...

Ah-ha... I knew I'd find you here! Thank you for visiting my blog, Dorothy! I just had to come visit yours, and I am so glad I did! The old photographs are lovely, and I love your humor and your stories! And, no... there is no such thing as too much cheese! Glad you found another doll too! Enjoy your week!

Kay G. said...

Hey Dorothy!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I so much enjoyed looking at your blog too. Love the quotes you have on the side and your photos. I had a "Tiny Tears " doll too. I loved that doll so very much.
I see a photo of what I think is a Roy Rogers and Dale Evans lunchbox. My sister and I loved them so much, we named our little brother, ROGER DALE!!!

Jenn Erickson said...

Hi Dorothy, such a pleasure to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17. Your post absolutely lured me in and charmed me -- nostalgist that I am. I love that you collect the type of doll that has meaning to you from childhood (Tiny Tears is adorable! I can see why you love her). I enjoyed reading about the wonderful cookbook you put together, and reading about the people in your family photos!

Warmest wishes,

crystal b. said...

Love that you shared this. Family/friend cookbooks are the best, aren't they?