Tag Archives: ChristyFest

The Sounds of Sunday

This may be my favorite Mike and Connie composition!! It’s called “Firefly”. Which bring a question to my mind. Why does Tennessee call Lightin’ Bugs …Fireflies? Mike wrote this song in honor of the Elkmont Fireflies, which is just down … Continue reading

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Sunbonnets for the Ingalls girls

  This year, our ChristyFest group went to the Museum of the Appalachia and enjoyed many displays there! I had a hard time keeping Lucy out of this teensy little bath tub               and she couldn’t … Continue reading

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One more doll…I promise. Just one.

You’re probably thinking, “Does this woman think about anything else besides dolls?”  Why, yes.  I do.  But this is a different KIND of doll.  The kind I’ve longed to make for quite some time now.  And last year at ChristyFest, … Continue reading

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Mission accomplished!

Back in 2008, I discovered a new doll in Tennessee. Not a factory made doll, turned out by the thousands, but one by one slowly but surely. One of a kind even. I first stumbled on the Coalition for the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Shellie Rushing Tomlinson:
**** update open**** Frank Hoyt Taylor has had to reschedule. He won’t be with us today. However, I’m delighted to announce that Austin Moody will be calling in, giving me the opportunity to introduce…

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Huckleberry Baskets from Bill

Bet you didn’t know such a thing (huckleberry baskets) exists.  I didn’t until about eight years ago.  It was ChristyFest time and I was in charge of Events.  That meant I was to find interesting speakers who presented interesting programs on interesting … Continue reading

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All about Christy

Back in 2001, I  stumbled on to a TV series called, Christy which aired on the Hallmark channel, totally by accident.  And it happened to be one of the best episodes of the entire series, “Amazing Grace”.  How fortunate for me.  … Continue reading

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Very Good Things

I just got in from walking out to the mailbox to see what goodies aka bills were inside.  And there really REALLY was a goodie.  Beyond a goodie. No, I didn’t win the Publishers House sweepstakes.  And they haven’t discovered … Continue reading

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Pickin’ with Mike on Sunday

Every summer…almost…I make a trek to Townsend, TN for ChristyFest.  (More on that in a future post.)  My first year was in 2002 and among the amazing things I saw and learned that trip, buying my first handmade dulcimer was … Continue reading

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