Luscious Gracious! Look What We Made Today!

A blog devoted to the art of the Luscious Gracious clan.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Hello once again luscious-gracious blog readers! The parents have been too lazy to blog. Again. We have been in Indiana for six weeks on summer vacation. We visited

(some are brand new!),





and babies.
We visited some of our favorite places like Indianapolis, Brown county,

Kings Island,

Chicago, fairs (where Lily and our cousin Braydon showed pigs, which Lily will talk about shortly), and other things I forget about.

We made cool stuff while at Papa & Mimi's, like these clay groceries for the game we made up.

When dad came to visit, he brought this great skein of Manos from my One Skein Secret Pal. Thanks Secret Pal, I love it!

Well anyway, here’s Lily with the pig-showing report. This summer, when Lucy and I went to Indiana, I showed four pigs in the 4H fair.

My cousin Connor was the "Pig Assistant" while he visited.

I showed 2 gilts (girls) and two barrows (boys). For the gilts I got 4th and 5th place and for my barrows I got 2nd and 7th place. In showmanship I got 3rd place. Then Braydon and I went to the Delaware county fair to show pigs. Braydon showed in pre-4H and got 2nd place and I showed in the open showed in the open show and got 8th place.

In other summer farming news, I helped deliver a calf!

Here is an original L.G. kid’s recipe: Summer Sun Salad

Ingredients: salad mix, clementine slices, your favorite dressing, grilled or fried chicken breast, nuts (optional), and corn


1. Cut up chicken breast

2. Sprinkle chicken over salad mix

3. Add orange slices around salads to make rays for the sun

4. Add nuts and corn

5. Pour on dressing

6. Enjoy!

And now the knitting! I (Lucy) made a super cool doll that will we be named in a contest that you, yes you, could participate in!

The doll was made from the book Knitted Babes by Claire Garland. The dress was made by mom and the hat by dad. She is a cutie, don’t you think so?

So leave me a comment with a name for the doll. I will pick my favorite and give a prize to the winner!

Until the next post, so long.

Lucy and Lily


At 7:47 AM, August 10, 2006, Blogger Jessica said...

All your pictures are great! You must have been so busy while you were in Indiana with so many places to go, pigs to take care of, and people to see. Welcome back!

At 10:52 AM, August 10, 2006, Blogger Heather said...

Sounds like you both had a wonderful, happy summer. Welcome home! Great to see all of you the other night. Lucy, I still love your doll. Very cute :)

At 11:04 AM, August 10, 2006, Anonymous Thia said...

Welcome back!
Lucy, I'd like to enter a name
'Bonbon Poupèe'
Lily, good job with the pig-showing,
congrats on placing!
Thanks for sharing your vacation photos
with us!

At 8:25 PM, August 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute doll Lucy! My name suggestion is "Dancing Matilda." ; )

-Stephanie from MI

At 11:17 PM, August 10, 2006, Blogger illanna said...

I read comment number two and I noticed that you have found a replacement for me... looks like I have a new arch-enemy!

I love this post- your pictures are cracking me up. I think you two had a lot of fun in Indiana. Lily- congrats on all your awards!

Your salad looks scrumptrulescent and the doll came out great! I especially like the hat. It looks kind of like a booby prize. I agree that your doll is "super cool." I think I'll name her Stella Fanny McLovelypants. Even if I don't win the contest, that is going to be my special name for her.

PS She is a jetsetter.

At 10:33 AM, August 11, 2006, Blogger Mel said...

Great pictures! I want to hear more about the calf next time I see you Lily. I had some names floating around in my head for Lucy's doll, but after reading Illana's suggestion, I don't think I can compete. Her's is just too good.

At 11:22 AM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i the dolls name should be trixie

At 11:26 AM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous lucy said...

illanna,the hat is the boobie prize. #2 is your arch enemy,and I NEED MORE ENTRIES!!

At 11:39 AM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous eleni said...

Hello girls!
Hello Lucy and Lily. Thanks for this wonderful post. I had to call Ippolyti who is in Greece still and read it to her. So now she knows all about the pig contest and looks forward to me preparing the Summer Sun Salad with her. Congrats for the doll Lucy. Sorry I could not describe her well to Ippolyti. She will have to wait to see her before she can think of a name. Probably you would have already picked-up a favorite name by then. I thought of Tara Spaggetti but Larissa a friend of mine from Gabon says that she is an African doll so she should have an African name: she suggests Aminata.
Love from Ippolyti and myself.

At 2:19 PM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous Terry said...

Congratulation got me to a blog!
My suggestion for a name is
Mimy Rose...because she is so lovely.

At 2:50 PM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Sissy Muffy/Aunt Mel said...

Loved this entry - the pictures are great and the salad looks yummy. Lily (aka Gracie)- you looks so much like your Aunt Kathy did at your age in the photo of you standing with your "pig assistant"!! Lucy - I love, love, love the doll - I think her name should be Loopty Lou and you should make her a best friend/sister and name her Loopty Li. Love you all!

At 5:30 PM, August 13, 2006, Blogger Jessica said...

Willow. My vote for the doll's name is Willow. :)

At 7:39 PM, August 13, 2006, Blogger Heatherly said...

she should be :halla panchali. "halla" is unexpected gift, "panchali" is princess

At 11:08 PM, August 17, 2006, Anonymous Terry said...

Here are a couple more suggestions..

Evette Marie
Carmen Rose

Fred suggests Gertrude

Have a wonderful party!!!!

At 5:56 PM, August 24, 2006, Anonymous lucy said...

I NEED MORE NAMES!!!!!they are all super,but i need more choices:)


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