Could a princess live here? Not a chance! Maybe the furthest thing from a princess. When I went to hang this dress on the clothesline yesterday, Poppy said, "you are not hanging that thing on the line, are you? Why don't you sell that dress on eBay"?
Sell this dress! I can't sell this dress! Andee bought this dress to hang in my little shop. The little shop that never happened!
Actually, I was giving the sewing room a good cleaning yesterday. This dress had been hanging on the closet door for years! Years! It was dusty and needed airing out, with a bunch of other things.
Several years back when I was into making bonnets, aprons, and dolls big time, the idea of having a little shop popped into my head. As luck would have it, just two miles up the road, on the main highway, sat the perfect little building...it had been empty and unused for years. I checked around and found out who owned the building and gave him a call, asking if he would rent the building to me. He said, look, if you want to make some repairs and fix up the building, you are welcome to use it, free of charge. Well, I was ecstatic! When I told Poppy my good news, he said, "Mel, we can't afford to fix up that building. The first thing it needs is a new roof. Do you know how much it costs to put a new roof on a building"? My idea got shot down pretty quick, which was probably a blessing in disguise. Not to be outdone, I went to work in our only extra little bedroom, turning it into the teeny tiny sewing room and my little shop.
It has really been fun! Once word got around, especially to the churches in the area, that I make and sell old fashioned bonnets and aprons, well, there were plenty of customers. The churches around celebrate old fashioned day. They have dinner on the grounds and all the ladies dress old fashioned.
You folks probably know by now how I can be...remember my craziness over getting our property fenced in and then buying two donkeys? By cracky, our five acre property would be fenced in, if it meant doing it all by myself! Yep, with every spare dollar, I bought a metal t-post and put it in the ground. But good gosh, no way could I fence in this five acres alone, up and down hills and through woods and water! So, this idea, like many others went by the wayside. But I still want two donkeys.
now a little wildlife from Poppy...
worms on a stick. Looks like some new food that might be offered at the state fair this year. These worms were in the wild blueberry bush yesterday.
here's how the worms look today. ??
and, Poppy was standing in my spot at the kitchen window and caught this butterfly at the hummingbird feeder.
and a little hummer hovering at the feeder.
Guess that will about do it for today. Thank you for stopping by.
By the way, I am still working on adding a page, hopefully to be Henny's Bonnet Shop. It has at least sparked my interest in sewing again.