Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Candy Heart Wisdom - Ann Again

The little book of truths

My crowd of Ann and Andy

Such sweet faces!

When we lived near Seattle, I used some of my moments away (when Bill would relieve me from the four little kids chaos) to go to local antique shops, hunting for homemade Raggedys. I made some of my own to start with (I must have given them all away) and then simply enjoyed the search. I still have them and now, I'd like to make them some more clothes - bloomers, aprons, dresses with pockets, so as soon as I clear some space in "the studio" (ha, ha) I will break out my 35 year old sewing machine and whip up some wardrobe for my friendly group. Aren't they cute? I do love them. The little book is full of magic and I invite you to ponder some of the sweet simplicity these wise words hold. I like Ann because she is NICE. I really appreciate nice people. I do.
"A candy heart is very nice . . . but one can be just as nice and happy and full of sunshine without a candy heart."
"Happiness is very easy to catch when we love one another and are sweet all through."
"When one has pleasant thoughts running through one's head, one just has to be full of joyousness and the joyousness shines right up to the surface in a cheery smile."
"Very often we do not know how many creatures and even people do kind things for us in quiet ways."
"Every time we make a new friend, it is just like planting another flower in a beautiful garden filled with the flowers of friendship."
"For every speck of fun you give another, you receive an echo of that fun yourself."
"Many of the sweetest and most beautiful flowers grow from the ugliest of seeds, and we can never judge anyone until we know what is in his heart."
"If anyone sees a frown upon the face of a little boy or girl, all she has to do is place a cheery, smiley, loving kiss right on top of the frown, and the frown always leaves and a smile takes its place."

On the back of this little book it says, "In this wonderful little book you will find

gentle values that embrace the spirit of unconditional love and nobility of

character through the eyes of beloved Raggedy Ann. "

Yes. That's why I love her so much.


Samwise said...


Elizabethd said...

How sweet! What a jolly collection you have.

re said...

what a wonderful collection of Raggety Annes you have.

SuKnitWitty said...

I left comment yesterday, guess it's blowin in the cyberwind...musta pushed wrong button.So,try again...Yes, Ann is so NICE, and I love her too. My SIL made Ann&Andy for me and GrandGals one year for Christmas. Their shirts are from a vintage 'Raggedy Ann & Andy print I'd had for years. Come see them on SunKnitWitty. I posted them for you on sidebar.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I had a Raggedy Ann doll as a child and loved her. I might have to find one for my little girl :)

Pom Pom said...

SuKnitWitty's sweet sidebar Anns are so cute! Thank you, Su! AHMK, I hope you find a gem of an Ann for your dear little girl!

Bradley Maston said...

Cute old Raggedy Ann's and Andy's. How precious!