Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sewing and the market

The local feed and seed store in town, which is also the license plate agency, is also where I display and sell a few bonnets and aprons.  Lately, I cannot make myself sit down at the sewing machine.  I usually sew at night after supper is done, the kitchen cleaned, and the chickens are safely locked in the chicken house for the night.  Here's the problem...It stays light outside until 8:30 pm.  The chickens are later flying up on the roost!!  By the time I've finished everything, and dipped Poppy his nightly bowl of "Turkey Hill" ice cream, (notice that I am no longer included in the nightly ice cream), it feels like bedtime!!!  That reminds me of this "oh so true" quote...

"A man may work from sun to sun, but a woman's work is never done".

Anyway...I must get back to my sewing.  Jimmy, the seed store owner said last night that a lady was in the store wanting to buy a bonnet and apron...guess I missed a sale. :(  I should be sewing now instead of visiting with you all.  Visiting with you is such fun, and I'm just crazy about you all...my new friends!!! 

Sets like these sell best at the store and I am totally sold out!!!  The pink set..I hated the nylon lace, yuk!!  That lace was replaced with a ruffle.  Cotton eyelet and ruffles work best on country aprons.



This was taken at the farmer's market on a cold Saturday morning.  Not many vendors or customers turned out.  Sometimes I miss the market and may decide at some point to go back.  It truly was a fun job!!


The most fun was when Lynn and I both were selling at the market.  This was another cold day.  Lynn was setting up the beautiful brooches, dolls, and tags that she makes....


 It is dark, very wet, and cloudy this morning.  There is 5 inches of rain in the gauge.  Too wet to work outside!  Yep, I could be sewing...

Between downpours of rain yesterday, (as mama would say, "it was simply pouring"), I ran up to the garden.  The pole beans are growing and there are actually a few peppers to pick...Still nothing to brag about...





A zucchini plant, before the squash bugs set in...




Well, enough is enough!!!  No more garden pictures.  There is housework to be done.  


I'll be back soon.

Love,
Henny Penny







5 comments:

  1. Dear Henny,
    It sounds so 'Norman Rockwell' to sell your lovely goods at the local Seed & Feed, which is also the License Bureau. Norman Rockwell is one of my favorite artists. He had a way of capturing the essence of a situation.

    I always wear an apron when in the kitchen. Actually I end up wearing one nearly all the time unless I'm in my garden, and sometimes I forget to take it off before I go outside.

    The farmer's market looks like a fun event to be involved in. I would sell my homemade jams and jellies. Maybe some tinctures too, if I got with the program!

    That's so fun that you and Lynn got to sell at market together. That is a memory to treasure.

    Love,
    Jen

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    1. Dear Jen,

      I like Norman Rockwell too. Would you believe that I never wear an apron!! And, I make and sell them!! I love to see a woman in an apron..I'm going to wear one today!! Jams and jellies sell good at the market, and tinctures...that's the kind of things people look for at the market.

      Love
      Henny

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  2. Your aprons are so very pretty! I love reading your blog and look forward to it everyday.

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    1. Oh, thank you very much! That makes me feel like "keeping on"!!!
      Love,
      Henny Penny

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  3. We love Turkey Hill ice cream here, but I am talking myself out of it every day. Isn't it hard!? Your garden looks really good. I have four cherry tomato plants that I grew from seeds. They look really really good. I cannot wait to see how they produce. I love you Mama! Oh, and I loved doing the market too! I miss that.

    Love,
    Sandra Lynn the Big Fat Hen

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