Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Hello beautiful wonderful spring....thank you for coming. We made it. Funny how in one month there could be so many changes. Last month we had 4 feet of snow and now we are having the sunniest warm weather here in Pennsylvania . I ever so grateful for it. Nothing like a bit of sunshine to boot you in the behind to get busy.
Speaking of weather, on CNN Denver was picked on Friday for the worst weather day in the country. Thursday was 65 degrees and sunny, on Friday it was 31 degrees and expecting 5 to 10" of snow. Beautiful state but I don't think I could handle those changes that easily. I hope today is a better day for you Denver. And I hope you all have a beautiful weekend, rain or shine, spring is here!
Friday, March 19, 2010
This week I've got some lovely (and that should be in caps LOVELY) photos from my favorite cottage garden that isn't even real. Your puzzled I know....it was real but sadly now it's gone. It's a creation from the Chelsea Garden Show. The "Pensioner's Garden" won Best in Show for garden designer Julian Dowle in 2005.
THIS is how I want my little cottage garden to look. Every year I look at these pictures and am amazed at how this garden has a look of history, like it has been around for years. I don't yet know how to capture that look but maybe this year will be the year. Keep on dreaming...
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I have an annual ritual on St. Patty's Day to plop on the sofa with a big bowl of popcorn and watch "The Quiet Man". Please if you haven't seen this movie run right out now and get it before it's gone. Starring John Wayne, the beautiful Maureen O'Hara and Barry Fitzgerald. It was set in the beautiful west of Ireland in the village of Cong. All of the outdoor scenes were filmed there.
Here's a little preview clip. Take notice of the scene where she threatens to throw the stoneware crock at her brother but slams it down on the table instead....all those lovely blue dishes. What a beautiful Irish home. A charming movie.
"Lucky stars above you, Sunshine on your way, Many friends to love you, Joy in work and play ~ Laughter to outweigh each care, In your heart a song ~ And gladness waiting everywhere All your whole life long!"
Monday, March 15, 2010
You can tell by my offerings, I am thinking about the warmer weather. Winter is not that long when you look at a calendar but living it day by day it sure does become a drag.
Also the the Settler's Fare is coming to Mt. Vernon, Ohio on the 17 of April. That will be here before we know it. I can't wait to see all the great spring and summer primitives being offered but I still have lots of work to do!!
I'm in love with making these little primitive cloth paintings (that's what I call them). They are really just old bits of quilt scraps appliqued onto more quilt scraps to create a picture. This one is made into a pincushion that tucks inside the keepsake covered box.
For more information on these please visit theprimitivegathering.com
Happy Monday! Jenn
Friday, March 12, 2010
Time to move those clocks forward and pretend that winter is gone for good. I'm doing the switch and changing over the house for warmer weather. When I'm done I'm going to buy a few pots of spring blooms and celebrate!
Enjoy your shortened weekend. xoxo Jenn
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This evening I'm updating my website with a few new spring handmades. Please stop by if you have time www.rabbithillprimitives.com
Have a happy day! Jenn
Monday, March 1, 2010
I have a few updates on Early Work Mercantile this month. A few little bunnies and a new project I've been working on which is what I would call a painting in fabrics. Snipped and cut lots of old and early little bits of different fabric to create a picture. I'm working on more right now...mostly are ideas with the garden (wonder why??).
For more info click here. Getting Miss Lydia ready for school right now so this is a short post today! Enjoy your day and have a great week! Jenn
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