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Thursday, July 23, 2020

This and That


Hey again dear blogging friends.

I know, I'm back way too soon. Guess I'm just needing someone to talk to.

Usually a walk through the garden, teeny tiny as it is, lifts my spirits. There's always something special inside a garden. Wait til you see what it was this morning!

So when we walked past the garden this morning, I noticed an orange colored sunflower and went back later to get a picture.

Little did I know, there would be a little sunflower face looking back at me...
 Isn't she pretty? 

I'm not having much luck with peppers again this year but the sunflowers are sure spreading happiness down Henny Penny Lane.

Actually, it was these bees making the funny faces...


Such a pretty orange color, and here too...
sure glad for all the bees. 

Mrs. Duck Duck and Wilder the Wabbit...we passed along the way...


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Oh, seve
ral months ago, in a thrift store, I picked up this soap dish, thinking it would be perfect to hang over the old sink up at the garden... 
trouble is, I never got around to finding an old sink. 

So, yesterday Poppy put a screw in the side of the house over the outside faucet and hung my little soap dish.

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Way back in April I started work on a handful of little clothespin dolls. You may remember...
well, it took me a while...

but here they are...

Certainly not the cutest ones I've made. With no craft shows going on now, it's hard to get interested in sewing.

Sure appreciate your visit. 

Love,
Henny

PS... We got rain this afternoon! Can't tell you how thankful I am. It has been so hot and dry. On Monday it was 101 degrees here, and in the high 90's all week...miserable! and dry!






 




43 comments:

  1. The cutest little sunflower with it's face shining so brightly. Your garden is so pretty and very well taken care of. I'm sure that those adorable little dolls keep you busy...they are very cute.

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  2. Your dolls are so darn cute! You are so talented. If you can make these, you can make a quilt!

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  3. The clothespin dolls are adorable!! So colourful. They'll be snapped up in a minute if craft sales are ever allowed again.
    Nice soap dish. I used to have one by an outdoor tap. Don't know whatever happened to it. It's not there any more.
    I wondered about the face on your sunflower. Cute face the bees made!!

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  4. We’ve had triple digits too. That sunflower 🌻 is a happy one. And those are among the cutest clothes pin dolls I’ve seen!

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  5. I haven't grown sunflowers in years. Now I think I want to do that for next year! Those little clothespin dolls are sweet. I remember my grandmother having those wooden clothespins - original ones. -Jenn

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  6. Everything is just delightful in todays post dear Henny Penny. I adore your sunflower, your soap dish & those wee clothes peg dolls. Lucky I don't live next door or I would be tempted to pinch that wee soap dish !!! Have a lovely weekend Henny xxx

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  7. Your beautiful sunflower is the only orange one I have ever seen and it is just magnificent! No wonder the bees love it so much. I have always loved your clothespin dolls and these are just as cute as any of them I've seen! I wish there was a little girl in my life so I could buy her a whole family of them! I sure like that soap dish. You find the neatest items at thrift stores. Henny, anytime you need someone to talk to you know you have lots of friends here!

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  8. Oh my every picture you take is beautiful!! How perfect is the sunflower. Our garden in slow. We are only getting okra and cucumbers. I have been making pickles. Oh I forgot we have started getting a few yellow squash and zucchini.I Love you bunches and hope that all is going well with you.

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  9. Don't you just love the buzzin sound of happy Bees?.. I know I do..
    You Cloth pin dolls are Adorbs!
    Enjoy your summer rain and have a safe weekend.

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  10. I smiled when I saw your happy lady sunflower. How perfect that the bees were in the exact spots to make such a happy face. Thanks for sharing it with us. Also, I love your little clothespin dolls. They are so precious. Would you sell a couple to me for my granddaughter, Miss Piper? She loves her babies. And that soap dish is so perfect. Everything about this post makes me happy. Thank you. That is much needed these days.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy. Please email me at hennypennylane@gmail.com so I can get your mailing address. Miss Piper is adorable. :)

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  11. Goodness! Busy morning this morning..
    Julie from New Zealand has posted,
    so just left a comment over there...! :)

    That Sunflower is amazing, so life like..
    And yo caught the bees just in the right
    places..! Lovely! :).

    The soap dish looks lovely, especially at
    the moment when washing hands is so important!
    Looks nice that! :).
    And..the lovely colourful dollies at the bottom
    there lovely and bright..!

    AND..You got rain..Well done..told that rain dance
    would work..Bless! :o).
    🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️

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    1. Thank you Willie. Oh, I will have to look at Julie's post. She always has so much to see, and the crafts she makes are amazing, plus she has a big sweet kitty cat. Thank you for the nice comment.

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  12. Hi Henny- Your Vegetable area looks spectacular - so green! Glad you received the Rain which was needed. Regards. KEV.

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  13. The sunflower face made me smile, the joy of bees. Love the clothespin dolls, they are adorable.

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  14. We are hoping for rain here today, HP, along the coast. SO hot and dry! I do understand about the craft shows -- I haven't been to the local farmers market to sell anything in months, really since Christmas. It has sapped me of my creative energies when I don't have anywhere to sell anything. I need to make more soap, but I've really slowed down on all that stuff.
    Your flowers are so pretty. That sunflower is amazing! The bees are messin' with you :)

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  15. I did not know sunflowers came in orange!

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  16. Your garden looks very good. I like how the bees greeted you with the sunflower face. I think your hubby is a sweetie to put the soup dish out for you. Blessings to you both, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  17. Marvelous dolls you have created! Too cute for the right words. I have taken down my oriole sugar water feeder, as
    a huge amount of honey bees have been draining it dry day after day. I didn't mind at first, but I don't really know
    if they are OK with sugar water. We got 2 inches of rain in 20 minutes on Thursday! Broke off my gladiolus. Now I
    have a bouquet in the kitchen and the humming bird has his little feeder and the rose of Sharon only. The flower
    colors you have are just brilliant.

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  18. Your little soap dish looks cute above the faucet but I suspect it would look cute no matter where it was hung! Nice to see bees hard at work pollinating! Love the little clothespin dolls!

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  19. Very colorful post with flowers in the first half and fabric in the second half.

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  20. So cute your little dolls are. Love the sunflower. Was 105 here in Georgia the other day. Glad you got some rain.

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    1. Oh, my friend Judy! Thank you! 105! Poppy is always wishing we could move to Georgia. Maybe we had better stay in NC. :) Today is a little cooler with a chance of rain.

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  21. Beautiful veggies and sweet dolls. A shame that craft shows especially held outside do not seem to be many. Crazy. It was 101 Wednesday but felt 108. rainy off and on here today. Thankful I am for it.

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  22. Didn't realize the smiling sunflower was bees at first. Love it!! Thought Poppy made it smile.
    Great idea for the soap dish.

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  23. Thanks for explaining the face on the sunflower. That bee placement was quite a sweet little surprise.

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  24. How fun that those bee's were making faces. That is neat. I am happy you captured it on camera.
    I am happy you got rain.

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  25. That smiling sunflower made me smile, thank you dear friend 😁
    Jo

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  26. So great to see you back so soon Henny! That sunflower is beautiful and I love the face the bees made! Oh my gosh, I love every one of your dolls.....they are so pretty! You are very talented. Thank goodness for rain, huh? Hope you can cool down a little bit, soon.

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  27. Your sunflower is so pretty!
    I love the clothespin dolls. If you were near me I would buy a few. :)
    And - what is wrong with people that they leave anonymous comments like the one above? Good grief!

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  28. I hope you get a bit more rain to cool things down a bit. Loved your sunflower, the bees made a perfect face :)
    One of my grandmothers used to make little dolls like that for the dollshouse she let us play with. So much fun, great memories :)

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  29. Those bees are almost as busy as Henny. The sunflowers are just glorious and I love your soap dish.

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  30. Our zucchini, cucumbers, and peppers are on right now. The tomatoes are just starting.
    Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  31. It's never too soon for a post from you!!!!

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  32. I absolutely LOVE clothespin dolls. I sold so many of them when I used to have a booth at local craft shows. I still have some pins and bases so I know making them will be in my future. We moved from Northern Indiana to California. I miss some of the flowers I left behind. I thought about planting here but then I would have to take care of a garden and with 3 digit temps in the summer I just don't think I could handle it. I'll enjoy you sharing yours on the blog!
    xx, Carol

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  33. Hi Henny :) Your dolls are adorable! And congratulations on rain falling...we all sure need it. We are in for a rainy week and I'm very thankful. Your sunflower face is great!

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  34. I adore your Clothespin Dollies and those Character Sunflowers...so cute. You have such a pleasant post...Always..thank you. Have a great next week.

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  35. Your clothespin dolls are awesome! I love the sunflowers. I'm glad you got rain and the temp. got cooler. I enjoyed your beautiful posting.

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  36. The sunflowers this year are wonderful, aren't they. I have a few throughout the veg garden and I (and the Japenese beetles) love them. How cute to see the bunny and duck on your walk. The soap dish is perfect for you no matter where it hangs. I'm still waiting on my sink to be working. More important jobs going on at this time. And your clothespin dolls are adorable, Henny. The green one with the big hat...oh my, she is beautiful.You really do fine work whatever you turn your hand to. It's almost 100F here today. I'm done with this weather. Sending hugs, Deb

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  37. I'm here from your comment link you left at Rose's blog. Love your clothes pin dolls! Cute as can be. And your soap dish is ideal by the faucet...clever. Those sunflowers are gigantic. Oh, we got rain too...just minutes away from where Hurricane Hanna stopped in Texas, I live. Nice to meet you, and must say I like your blog handle!!

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  38. I'm here from your comment link you left at Rose's blog. Love your clothes pin dolls! Cute as can be. And your soap dish is ideal by the faucet...clever. Those sunflowers are gigantic. Oh, we got rain too...just minutes away from where Hurricane Hanna stopped in Texas, I live. Nice to meet you, and must say I like your blog handle!!

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  39. Dear friend your clothespin dolls are adorable. I am amazed at the Sunflower face - wow that was perfect timing. Sunflowers bring such cheer. A garden necessity at my house!! Love your little soap dish - looks like your man knew the perfect spot to mount it. Take care - P.S. we were terribly dry too and we got rain...maybe we should go out and do a happy rain dance together. Hugs!

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