Spreading November’s Love To The Acorns

Wilson & Judy

On Thanksgiving day-I was thankful for each of you and the wonderful comments you leave for me. Each comment truly makes the Blind Pig & The Acorn a better place to visit. So to all of you November Acorns a big THANK YOU!

Finniswhaine, Miss Cindy, Brit, Dana, Amy, Teresa, Paula, Leslie, Jennifer in OR, Renna, Trisha Too, Noble Pig, Osagebluff Quilter, Egghead, Meredith, Beckynsc, Threecollie, Granny Sue, Valarie Lea, Debbie, , Cathy, Farm Chick Paula, City Mouse Country House, Razor Family Farms, GA Farm Woman, Dejoni, Mary, Farmchick, TwoSquareMeals, Michelle, Julie at Elisharose, Carolyn A., Marlene, The Joy of Christina, The Texican, Mark Salinas, Sarah RSM, The Fishing Guy, Louise, Dee from Tennessee, Madge, Lisa, Sandy Carlson, Petra Michelle, wkf, Queen Of Planet Hotflash, Linda, Mary-Life In A Cordwood Cabin, Matthew Burns, Kristi, TenZen, Janet, The Tile Lady, Stacey, Helen G, Rhonda, Teresa Atkinson, Terry, KathyChristina Bumblee Bee BagsPatty HallTrainwreckToniDenese, JulieCurtis, NancySimpsonJoanJaneraAppleJudith Shubert, Molli, DawnDeeWarren, David Templeton, GlendaKathleen, Lisa, Tammy, YolandaJanMarci, Eric. E., Sarah, Jessica, Cousin Dwayne, Tootie, Melanie, Kim Campbell, Solstice Dreamer, Patty, Laura-Jane-Whimfield, Lyn, EmRick, Vera, Brenda S., Brenda KayLedford, and Abraham Lincoln.

Meet Wilson and Judy-they’re the acorns in the painting above. Several years ago, after watching the movie Castaway-Chatter decided she needed a “pet” named Wilson too. For some unknown reason the child picked an acorn (a small acorn-Wilson is was really little). Do you know how easy it is to loose an acorn? Well I can tell you-very easy for a busy little girl. She was constantly loosing Wilson and constantly crying for someone to find him. You know who the someone was-me. I finally found her this little black box, thinking at least the box would be easier to find than the acorn. Her cousin, and fellow Indian Princess, decided Wilson was lonely-so she found Judy (a big acorn) for Chatter. Thankfully Judy fit in the box with Wilson. Chatter continued misplacing the box-now loosing 2 acorns. The last time she lost the box-it took 3 days and dismantling the back of the couch before we found it. After that, I convinced Chatter to keep the box on the shelf beside her bed for safekeeping.

A few weeks ago, I was thinking of how aggravated I got about something as small as 2 acorns-something that brought Chatter great joy. Looking back, I wish I had encouraged her imagination-even got Granny to knit them a bed or a little acorn sweater. Now Chatter has out grown her need for Wilson and Judy-they still reside on the shelf by her bed amidst all the middle school girl paraphernalia. The painting at the top of the page, one of my most recent, is titled “Wilson & Judy” it was inspired by my mind wandering back to the days of looking for acorns.

Now time too Spread the Love to one of you Acorns! The winner is…

Dana of Old Red Barn Co. Fame! She wins 3 of Granny’s crotched snowflake ornaments and 5 gift tags made by me!

The list of commenters at the top of the page-all those in orange have a wonderful site-click on their name and go for a visit-I know you’ll be glad you did!


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    December 5, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    I am loving that acorn story Tipper. Congrats to Dana. Thanks for letting all of us peek at your lives.

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    Miss Cindy
    December 4, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Congratulations to Dana.
    And Congratulations to Chatter for having the greatest Mom ever. What a wonderful post. The imagination of a child is an amazing thing. Chitter and Chatter are lucky to have mom who nurtures that spark so it can grow!!

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    Helen G.
    December 3, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Tipper, did you do that painting on a wood shingle? I like it and I love the acorn story. It’s amazing how a child’s simplicity can reach out and smack us into reality of what’s important every now and again. Although I never had any children I’ve always tried to pay special attention to my nieces, nephews, friend’s kids, etc. Out of the mouths of the babes come some of the more profound statements I’ve heard, and some of the most fun games were ones made up with little ones.
    Congrats to Dana.

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    The Texican
    December 3, 2008 at 8:01 am

    You do a consistently good job of entertaing us with song and story. You really have a world of talent. Keep up the good work. Pappy

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    Jennifer in OR
    December 2, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    What a fun acorn story from Chitter an Chatter!! So sweet.That’s a lovely painting, congrats to Dana!

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    Laura-Jane - Whimfield
    December 2, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks Tipper! Those *are* beautiful acorns! I love nuts. I always pick up chestnuts and stash them in drawers and pockets and things.

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    December 2, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I like the painting and the story.

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    December 2, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Congratulations Dana, thank you, Tipper for this beautiful site. I visit often. I am enjoying the Christmas music so much. The acorn story reminded me of my little sister and her “Little Pillow”. She drug that thing everywhere and we even had to go back home to get when we started out on vacation, lol, I am sure Daddy loved that.
    Take care, Terry

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    Carolyn A.
    December 2, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Congratulations Dana!
    Loved the story about Wilson and Judy. Reminds me of my niece J who was attached to a bear that had a face on one side and a face on the other whom she named Bear-Bear. Oh my goodness! If he became misplaced the child freaked! Bear-Bear spent most of his time in my pocket when we were together. I was the only one entrusted to hold him too.
    Tipper, thanks for the shout-out about the snowflake pattern. Glad Granny is enjoying it. xxoo

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    City Mouse
    December 2, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Pretty angel (as usual), and I love the crochet ornaments. Happy beginning of the season!

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    trisha too
    December 2, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Judy and Wilson–how cute is that??

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    December 2, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Congrats Dana!!
    I have a Wilson too. Mine is an
    oregano planter. The planter has handles in the places where ears should be.Every spring Wilson gets a hair cut so he looks like that volleyball( or a Chia Pet). By the end of summer he looks more like Bob Marley.
    Thanks for reminding me to slow down with my child.

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    Fishing Guy
    December 2, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Tipper: What a neat post with a great story of the acorns. Every time I see a giveaway my heart goes back to your being such a sharing person. I’m always so happy I found this site and also a friend at the same time.

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    December 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Love your posts and the pic!

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    December 2, 2008 at 8:04 am

    YIPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Tipper!!!!! Can’t wait to get all the great loot!!
    Thank you!

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    December 2, 2008 at 1:23 am

    Congratulations to Dana for winning this beautiful giveaway and thank you so much for hosting it.
    I enjoyed your post about Chatter and the acorns. Have a great week.

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    Brenda S
    December 2, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. I enjoy your stories and art so much. Your stories bring back so many memories of my childhood and my precious family in Oklahoma.

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    December 1, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Go Dana! I LOVE the acorn story! 🙂

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    December 1, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    oh my those are adorable!!

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    December 1, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    oh my those are adorable!!

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    December 1, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    How sweet. 🙂
    A beautiful painting and lovely story.

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    December 1, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    The Christmas music you have playing is so awesome! I am just letting it play, and play, and play!

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    petra michelle
    December 1, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Evening Tipper! What an interesting history of why the acorn has become so special. Love the story behind your painting
    “Wilson and Judy” and how the acorn meant so much to Chatter.
    Not unusual for children to become attached to the most unlikely objects. Beautiful post, and thank you right back at you, Tipper!

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    Patty Hall
    December 1, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    what a sweet story.

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    December 1, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Congratulations, Dana!
    Love the acorn story, Tipper.
    I know what its like to turn the house upside down looking for something. It’s like a needle in a haystack. And usually it’s right there under our noses.

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    Amy @ parkcitygirl
    December 1, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Love your new painting and the story surrounding it! Congrats to Dana – she deserves it with all the giving she does 🙂

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    December 1, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Awww how sweet! Judy and Wilson. LOL The imagination of little people is so wonderful. You painting is lovely and so are your crochted snowflakes. 🙂

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