Thursday, July 18, 2013

After the 4th

It is the same every year...just as soon as July 4th is past...I start looking forward to November!!!  Seriously!!!  In February I start getting excited about gardening, flowers, mowing grass, baby animals, warm air, sunshine!!!  In July, I don't even want to see the yard and all that needs to be done.  I have created too many monsters!!!  The humidity is 98%, the temperature in the 90's, and the grass and weeds (more weeds than grass) are knee high and wet from the previous night's thunderstorm.  There is a bird bath in the middle of the front flower garden, (with all the obedient plants) that I can no longer find, and I'm afraid to look for it.  I might step on a snake!!!  And the little wattle fence, the one I was so proud to show off!!!  Now a mass of vines...








 Over do"!!  That's me!!  The beans are planted too close together and with my knees that don't work so good any more...well I can't step high enough to keep my toes from going under the bean vines.  Here's my plan for next year...A taller, wider, longer wattle fence, the length of two rows, with half-runners instead of pole beans.  Right now there are both growing together!!!  I think the half-runners would climb the fence.  I could finally look forward to picking beans without all that bending over, looking under vines.  Yep!  That's my plan...sparsely planted!!!

The okra is doing good.  We cut enough to fry for supper a few nights ago.  Okra blooms are pretty...


Last week when Poppy was on vacation and we were doing all that running around...I convinced him we needed to walk through a thrift store while waiting for his truck.  Immediately, I spotted this chair and just had to have it, knowing I have nothing green in the house!!!  We hauled it home and of course, it doesn't fit in anywhere.  Right now it is taking up space in my sewing room while I decide what to do.  I love the fabric...






I have been looking for a very small, comfortable chair for the sewing room.  What was I thinking??? (Poppy would say, "you weren't thinking")!  I hear that a lot!! 

There was something kind of special about this old picture against this chair fabric.  "Daddy and me"...



Oh my, thank you for looking in.  

Love,
Henny Penny






7 comments:

  1. That is a neat fabric on that chair! Ha...I also had convinced my husband to go to an antique/thrift store recently. Your sewing room is very neat and everything folded! After my kids grew up, I began to realize the importance of organizing....something I used to wonder why my older neighbors bothered to do back then!
    You do have a green thumb with viney plants! I write myself notes for next summer when I get unhappy with what I planted. Yes, I look forward to the fall ..and even as far as Christmas!! ha...always planning ahead with nostalgia.

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    1. Hey Andrea,

      Sometimes I think I enjoy folding and arranging fabrics more than actually sewing!!:) Love what you said about making notes for next summer...it helps us deal with everything that's growing in late summer!!

      Love,
      Henny

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    2. I think I enjoy buying fabrics..ha...I wish I could sew, but I fail at this!

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    3. Hey Andrea, this reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw once..."The one who dies with the most fabric wins"!! :) I can't resist buying fabrics.

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  2. Dear Henny,
    The fabric of your chair set is completely charming. It is easy to see why you were taken with it. I love the tea ceremony and all involved with it. It is a genteel tradition that puts things in perspective, and chases stress away.
    Your neatly folded fabric is inspiring....

    Love,
    Jen

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  3. Thank you Jen. Yes, it was the fabric on the chair that did it!!! I have always loved tea sets, tea cups, and saucers, but I just cannot drink hot tea...I have tried!! You probably remember how much Lynn enjoyed having tea with her children in those special little tea cups. Like you, I love the tea ceremony. To me, tea should be sweet and over ice in a tall glass!! :)

    Love,
    Henny

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  4. Hey Mama! I do really like the chair! I will tell you my plans/space when I know more. :) I love you!!

    Your Girl,
    Lynn

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