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Ooh, ooh Ah, Rag doll ooh....

When she was just a kid her clothes were hand-me-downs
They always laughed at her when she came into town

Called her Rag Doll
Little Rag Doll
Such a pretty face
Should be dressed in lace

Ooh, ooh
Ah, Rag doll ooh, ooh
Rag doll, ooh

song lyrics here





Ever since I can remember, I've always wanted one! A 'black one' that is.  I don't know why, so don't ask...I just did.


I'd like to introduce you to Raggedy Ree!!
Long ago, I had a Raggedy Ann[i], but have no idea where she went once I married. Ree is now part of our family after taking days to construct her...dreadlocks and all.

What does Ree mean? Ree as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ree is "to bind". [I chose this as a 'slavery' name being bound by her owner in ancestral origins - besides needing a one syllable name.  Raggedy Ree just flows off the tongue.] Ree is an alternate spelling of Rebecca (Hebrew). Biblical: Rebekah. Ree is also a form of Riva (Hebrew).

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While at Hobby Lobby buying the material for the rag doll, I found two really awesome things...but bought neither. The peacock wind chime is still in the back of my mind tho!! Maybe I will go back 'n' get it. Lots of 'pros' with this, the colors, being a bird, the sound of the chime...but one very big 'con'....it's VERY large!! And the grapevine easter bunny with pussy willow is perfect or spring!! 




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With all the days of inclement weather here of late, I've been reading a lot also...



...my latest open books. I can't get enough to read about Churchill these days. The man was such a crafty politician [world wide in my opinion]. I've learned so much...and all quite interesting. I highly recommend the book Darkest Hour. [and if you haven't read Lilac Girls...excellent!  The National Geographic Jan. 2018 issue has a great article on bird intelligence...if you're at all interested in nature, and/or birds, an exceptional write-up.]




24 comments :

  1. I will look for this National Geographic! Your doll is GLORIOUS!!! She would sell for a very high price (speaking in retail meaning, and also slave terms!). But really, in a boutique she would be almost priceless. I don't know if it's the orange dreadlocks and the black face, but she actually seems to have energy! You are SO multi talented!!

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  2. Forgot to tell you. The Four Seasons sang that song. Remember? I remember it well. I think one line was "She'd turn her sad rags into glad rags if she could". Just from memory.

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    1. Yeo, I liked the four seasons...back in the day when music made sense!

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  3. What a cutie pie dolly and love the name you picked out for her and the reasons why! Love that song - now it's playing in my head......Looks like good reading for bad weather! x K

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    1. I'm enjoying the books a lot!

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  4. Ree is so cute, really cute and I like the name. i have read books with Riva as the name of the girls. again i find you have even more talent, adding doll maker to your long list of gifts

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  5. Your talents are never ending. The rag doll is adorable. Love the name you gave her.
    I'm looking at the two things you didn't purchase at Hobby Lobby and I'm thinking at least the grapevine bunny would be very easy to copy

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    1. I thought those bunnies were too cute!

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  6. Anni, Loved your post and the background.
    Mama Bear

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  7. Ree is a cutie, all right. I think I'll look for that book on Churchill. :-)

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    1. I think you'd enjoy the book!

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  8. Wonderful! You are so creative.... :)

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  9. Your rag doll is cute.

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  10. Jealous! I LOVE REE! And.. when we passed a farm today I saw many white plastic covered round hay bales with a letter on each one. It spelled out, Congratulations REBEKAH! I kid you not!!! AND.... to top that off, I read the very same National Geographic magazine in the laundromat today as well! WOW. This is scary stuff!

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    1. ...kinda eerie...but, neat too.

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  11. Your Ree is so cute! I am impressed with all your talents!
    I have a gentleman at the nursing home who always gives me his National Geographic, so I'll be seeing that one.

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    1. Oh...nice of him. I hope you'll enjoy the article.

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  12. Aww you did a wonderful job on your rag doll. Bet she is going to have a special place in your house.

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