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

Friday, May 15, 2009

"Gardening requires lots of water -- most of it in the form of perspiration"

Sorry I've been so neglectful this last week. My friend at 1824 Antiques is having a Spring Open House this weekend and I've been sewing sewing sewing! I'll post some pictures Monday and give you the low down ~ it should be fun!

Above is a doll I just finished for the show. She has crazy flax hair under her hat and is wearing a stained dress.

She was inspired by every gardener that loses them self in their work.

"Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed." ~Lewis Gannit

Last week while in the garden, Dino took Lydia to her dance class for me. I'm sure it's the last place he wants to be with all the moms and little girls. When they came home it was dark and I was planting rocks by the porch light. Unbeknownst to me, my hair that was neatly pulled back in braids before, had now come out ~ just on one side of course ....who has time for hair?? Dino is like "You are a sight, have you seen yourself lately?" "You look crazy." "And yet for some reason I'm oddly attracted by it" Ha ~ that's true love, must have been the pheromones. When I saw myself I definitely looked nutty as a fruitcake. Not only was my hair wacky but it was caked with mud on the other side...probably why that braid stayed in. I was wearing this lovely green shirt with holes and shorts with clogs and I'm SURE my legs were shaved. When I'm in that gardening zone an elephant could be sitting in my driveway having tea and I probably wouldn't notice it. If you have an addiction I'm sure you can relate.

Thanks for reading my ramblings....back to work for now. Have a happy weekend!


Anonymous said...

Jenn~so funny!(: Please post pictures of the garden too! Those husbands love us no matter what...and aren't we so glad they do! Love your new doll, and the fabric you chose for her dress! Have a wonderful weekend!~Kathy

Doreen said...

I hope you have a wonderful show...love the new doll!!

Those husbands are good for our ego's..arent' they.....when we know we look our absolute worst...they still give us compliments!

Your gardening sounds like a wonderful time.


ctlogcabin said...

Jenn ~~
Your very good ..... I could picture you from
your description...and it made me laugh out loud. That is true pleasure when you are totally immersed in the dirt and unaware of anything else.
How sweet ... The Doll and Dino's comment !!!
Hope the week-end show went well, I'm sure all your beautiful creations flew out the door. And yes please post some pictures of your garden.
Love & Hugs ~ Connie xox

SweetAnnee said...

I LOVE that dolly..let me know how the show goes..
You know I love your creations


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