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Friday, May 1, 2015

May Yay! May Day!

"May brings us armfuls of delight, Bird-song, warm sun and gardens bright"

~tasha tudor

 Happy May Day you all!  I had a few things on Early Work Mercantile this month but they sold right away ~ thank you to the best customer in the world!

Everything is so green and flowers are just bursting open with color here.

I love spring.  

and so do they.  Fortunately, I don't plant to many flowers that they like to eat.
This little sweetie decided to visit us and nap in the garden for a while, until Iris (our big bad kitty)  scared her away.

It's going to be a busy week ahead, and I have many things that need to be finished for the 1824 Walker Farmhouse Spring Gathering next Saturday.  The weather is supposed to be delightful!  Just like that lovely quote up there from Tasha Tudor....bird-song, warm sun and gardens bright.  I will have to be strong and WORK!  Either that or garden by day and work by night, hmmm....

 Happy May Day and May month to you!
xxoo Jenn

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Working with my Mom

Hi, This is Lydia, Jenn's daughter.  
Today I am working with my mom for "Take Your Child to Work Day". 
We were going to make birds, but then I decided I wanted to make a tomato pincushion instead.
First my mom showed me how to make the pattern.
Then we traced the pattern on to the wool and cut it out.
This is me sewing the short ends together.
The rest was all hand sewn, which wasn't too bad.
"I came in like a wreaking ball!"

Then we got a little crazy and started singing .
I kept stabbing my tomato haha!  It was hard at first until it I got it squashed down more, but I got it done.  It somewhat looks like a tomato.

Tah-dah! I did it
I was forced to write this blog (not really), but thanks for hanging in there... ha-ha-ha!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

...and now it is April

Almost the end of April.  Can you believe it? 


 Spring is here, the daffodils are blooming.

I have been trying to multi-task and only work in my garden for a few hours in the morning.

Mornings are my favorite. 

Especially warm, sunny mornings.

Cleaning up one little area at a time.  So much to do!

It's hard to stop.

But this is coming up in less than 3 weeks. 

And I have a lot to do!

Everything is in stages, but here's a little peek at something I've been working on.

Have a great day, and stop back later this week for a blog update from Lydia.  It's "take your kid to work" day.  I think we will be making little birds!  You can see her other blog posts here, here, and here.  (She is growing up WAY too fast!)

Warm springtime wishes my friends.
 ~  Jenn xo

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hallelujah! Goodbye February.

It has been a cold month here in Pennsylvania. Basically we have all been hibernating, just waiting it out.  I have noticed very tiny signs of spring but that pesky (but pretty) snow needs to stop falling so that my snowdrops can bloom.

Tomorrow, I am planning on "springing" up the place and pulling out the Easter decorations.  Look out Home Goods, I'm coming for pillows...and goodness knows what else.  I love that store.

The beginning of March means a new update on the Early Work Mercantile site.  I've shown a few pictures here but if you would like more info click below:

Thank you always for visiting me!  Have a very happy day.
Jenn xxoo

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