Thursday, December 10, 2015

Lights for a little tree

I put lights on our very own little Charlie Brown Christmas tree. 

There is a sad story behind this little tree. Three or four years ago Poppy and I were plundering around and picking up old bricks at the land fill when I happened upon an old plastic planter which had growing in it, a half dead Hosta and a small tree that had taken root. Feeling sorry for the struggling little plants I brought them home. I potted the Hosta and it grew big and pretty. The little tree thrived too, in fact, I had to keep moving it to bigger pots. That was one of the trees I posted about that had grown big and the roots had grown through the pot and under the fence, into the teeny tiny garden.

This fall, the only way I could move this tree was to cut the roots off and then cut the pot away from the tree. I then closed my eyes and threw the little tree into the ditch. While out gathering cedar and holly for Christmas I noticed the dying little tree and felt sorry for it once again. I pulled it out of the ditch, brushed it off, stuck it into a pot, and packed dirt around it again. Now it has a special spot in our front yard. If by some chance this little tree sprouts leaves next spring, I will find a place to plant it. 

Tonight is Thursday! That means Thursday night football! Poppy and Dumperoo are in front of the TV and that leaves computer free.

Gosh the days fly. I mean to post every day but stuff happens and the days simply get away from me. Last night I was busy sewing. I got all inspired to sew when Poppy came home from work and handed me three twenty dollar bills. Jimmy, from Burnett's little feed and seed store/license plate agency...where I hang my bonnets and aprons to sell, brought Poppy the money to bring home to me. Jimmy said I'm sold out...so I got busy last night.


I finished this Christmas apron...


and this beige and white set.


I went into town to buy groceries this morning and forgot to carry the aprons with me. That means another trip to town tomorrow. Oh well, I'll stop by the doctor's office and get my Pneumonia shot, and go to the post office and mail a package...never a dull moment. Maybe I can make a batch of chocolate oatmeal cookies to take to Jimmy. One of these days I will remember to take pictures of that little store to show you.

Well, as Elmer Fudd would say, I am getting "vewy vewy" sleepy. Thank you dear friends for stopping in. Hope to be back soon.

Love,
Henny

I meant to tell you...someone hacked my Daughter Lynn's, "a mother's journal" blog of seven years. All of her photos and posts are gone. She has started a new blog on Blogger this time. You can visit her by clicking on "a mother's journal" in my side bar and it will take you to her new blog. Thank you!







20 comments:

  1. why in the world would someone hack a blog? Some times it is just ridiculous what people do. Sorry for her, but happy for the tree. Hope it lives a long life if it makes it to Spring!

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  2. You are so tender hearted, even rescuing cast off trees!
    Your sewing work is beautifully done.

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  3. You are the reason I buy the stuffed animals that only have one eye.

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  4. I was reading along, thinking "I'll make a comment about that" when at the end I saw the note about your daughter's blog. Up went my eyebrows! I agree with your first reader above - why on earth would anyone do that? Talk about mean spirited.
    Love the Christmas apron, but the beige one is absolutely beautiful, beautiful. Your workmanship is top notch.

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  5. I bet your Charlie Brown Christmas tree will reward your kindness and sprout out a bunch of new greenery this spring.

    Such a mean person to hack Lynn's blog and meaner still because it is so pointless. But sometimes it's good to start over with a clean slate and taking that step yourself is hard to do.

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  6. I do not understand what people gain by hacking someone's blog, it makes no sense. Love the aprons and the bonnet is a real delight. Hoping the tree will survive and produce lots of new greenry. Have a great weekend.

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  7. What a sad little tree, it just needs some love. Your aprons are so pretty, if I lived closer I'd be shopping.

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  8. Your aprons are lovely! You obviously put so much work into them. Love the Cardinal apron.

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  9. You sure do have a soft spot in your heart for that little tree. How can it help but not flourish with you rooting for it! I love that apron pattern because the ones I have tie around the neck and that one doesn't. Do you have the pattern number you could share with me? Nancy

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  10. Your tree is very sweet and I like the lantern. Glad your creations are selling well. Deb

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  11. That's a shame about your daughters blog , rotten people to do that ! Good to hear you are selling your crafts that's awesome ! I hope that little tree comes back to life for you . I do love trees as they are pretty and so important to nature and us ! Lovely post and photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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  12. I have just come across your lovely blog :) The aprons are beautiful, best wishes Jackie.

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  13. I love the Christmas apron with the cardinals on it. We have so many of them here, especially in the summer, and I love that splash of color in the pines.

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  14. Wonderful work on the aprons and bonnets.

    I like that you've saved the tree again.

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  15. I'm sure your tree with thank you for rescuing it again,and making it so pretty in the dark days of the year and will leaf out in the Spring!
    Congrats on the sales! How much do you sell your aprons for? I saw the same style here for sale for $35, which would be under $30 US. I don't know if they sell many, but I thought of you when I saw them.

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  16. I'm sure your tree with thank you for rescuing it again,and making it so pretty in the dark days of the year and will leaf out in the Spring!
    Congrats on the sales! How much do you sell your aprons for? I saw the same style here for sale for $35, which would be under $30 US. I don't know if they sell many, but I thought of you when I saw them.

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  17. You remind me a lot of my old neighbour ( who has now passed on to her reward) but she would rescue all kinds of half-dead plants and, in her words," Just give it a chance". Stuff really did thrive in her yard.
    I don't know how I missed this post. I always check my favourite blogs and yours is right up there on my list!!
    I'm sorry your daughter's blog was hacked. Like everyone else, I wonder why in the world someone would be so nasty.

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  18. Hope that little tree makes it! Those aprons should sell fast! :)

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  19. Thats great you sold out! Both of those aprons are pretty!

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  20. I love your sewing projects. my mother was a dressmaker so I know what goes into that.

    Also, that sucks about your daughter losing her blog to hackers. :( I can't see the link to it on the right side... is the new one there?

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