observations, ideas and inspiration... from my pennsylvania home, garden, kitchen, and studio

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I'm happy being blue!

I've decided to have a Spring Open House on my website www.rabbithillprimitives.com this coming Monday at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time. I hope you'll have a chance to stop in (teaser picture above!) Last weekend my Mom and I went on a little trip and found some neat old things. I've been sewing lots of one of a kinds also. I have so many ideas but never enough time....is their anyone who knows anything about time management??? Also I'm going to add a sale tab ~ I've been cleaning house!

I've been working with lots of blues lately....my favorite color! It just makes me happy. I have it everywhere. My home is predominately in blues. My sewing room walls are even painted "atmosphere blue", a wonderful Restoration Hardware paint color. Someday I will show you pictures of that room but at the moment it is a mess. I even found this neat old wire gate last weekend which I have a new garden already planned out in my head for that!

Speaking of gardening the wild violets are blooming here in PA. Lydia and I love to sit in the yard and pick a large little bouquet. They smell heavenly when in a vase. She also loves to eat their sweet little petals. Did you know that an ounce of violets has five times more vitamin C than a glass of orange juice and about three times more vitamin A than spinach. Hows that for a fact. I'm sure I'm know as the crazy plant lady here in the neighborhood ~ hee hee!

This morning I watched the robins gathering weeds and dried grass for a nest. I think they are amazing...little miracles really. Can you imagine making your "nest" with your mouth? We need our thumbs! I watched them yesterday to see where they are building but I think they were on to me. Such busy little things they are. This morning after Lydia went to school I came back and watched again from the window and found it. Soon it will be filled with pretty blue eggs. It will be fun to watch the little birds grow also. Now didn't I tie that all in nicely?? Have a BLUE sky sunny day today!

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Primitive Gathering Group

I have joined a group called The Primitive Gathering. They have many talented artists that create what we love. I was honored to be their guest artist last year and enjoyed it so much that I have now joined. If you have a chance please take a peek I will have new updates on the 15th of every month. This wonderful group will truly inspire you.http://theprimitivegathering.com/
Here is what I will be offering this month. Have a sunny day!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Doesn't Hannah look positively happy?? She has been rolling around in the grass lovin life for a week now since the weather has been warm. I can't believe we are in April...I've missed a week somewhere??? I've been very busy here working on a bunch of new dolls, pincushions, sheep, cats etc... for an update on the Rabbit Hill website. Plus I've got some new "old things" coming.

With the weather being so nice, all I'm tempted to do is wander around the garden looking at all my tiny little "babies" (plants). Dino thinks I'm nuts...I think he just sees green. I love that everything is blooming predominately blue & yellow this time of the year. If you want a true blue flower get lungwort (I think its latin name is Pulmanaria), definitely one of my favorites! It spreads all over the garden and starts blooming the first sunny day. The flower opens pink and matures to a lovely shade of blue.

Besides all the wandering I have been raking lots and lots of leaves. I like to keep them in the garden over winter to protect everything ~ that's my excuse anyway.

I finally uncovered the Hellebores and they are just about the happiest flowers you could see. They put on a real show all the way through June. Then they have lots of babies which if you move away from the plant you will have lots of babies. They take a good four years to bloom but are so worth it, especially with the price of some Hellebores. My mom has a path going through her woods with these on both sides, I'll bet she has a hundred or so. Its just beautiful. When she retires she's got a nice secondary income there!

Have a happy week!!!

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