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Friday, September 8, 2023

On the 1st day of September...

a cold front came through tricking us into thinking Fall had arrived.

I rushed out and gathered all the pink and white Spring dishes from the old cupboard, fixed a dishpan full of warm soapy water, pulled out the Old English furniture polish and went to work.

What a dirty dusty mess covered the old cupboard! Henny Penny Lane is dirt, you know. It has been hot and dry and the cloud of dust kicked up behind going and coming cars, drifts and settles on the everything on the teeny tiny porch. 

I pulled out a few "almost Fall" looking things...


We had three wonderfully cooler days and nights, even turned the air conditioner off and slept with the windows open. Been a few months since we could enjoy cool night air and hear the frogs down at the pond. Sleep was good.




Rarely do I pick flowers for a vase except for Goldenrods in the Fall and Goldenrods are not in full bloom yet. There are masses of these plants with tiny little flowers growing along the path...so I gathered a few. 

Sorry for posting three pictures of the cupboard. Would delete one, but that would throw all different font sizes into my post and that drives me crazy! :(   Same with the picture below, It is not worth posting. 

Anyhow, still spending time in the sewing room...


working mostly on bags and bonnets. Can't believe I haven't been to the farmer's market since I started making bags. That's just like me! :(  Guess I need to get up from here and go take a picture to show you. Be right back...

Well, here are a few... Have 3 more bags in the sewing room and 2 more cut out ready to sew...


It's kinda fun using this low hanging limb on the old snowball bush for picture taking. Maybe I should try bonnets and aprons here too. Log homes are dark. I've just discovered how much better the natural light makes things look. 

Don't tell anyone there's a big sweet kitty cat that hangs out in my sewing room...

No way could I ever advertise, "made in a pet free home"...


Good thing Smokey doesn't bother things...like the pin cushion. Sweet Dumperoo, (we miss you so much), would have, with his teeth,  pulled every pin and needle from that pin cushion.

Guess I've gone on long enough. Hate to wear out my welcome.  Forgot to mention above that the hot weather came back with a vengeance. Temps in the high 90s and Wednesday was 102 out here in the country.

Here's a neat sunset picture I took looking up the road toward the garden...

and I thank you very much for stopping by, dear friends.

Love, Henny

Can you believe!! Someone must have heard me talking and for meaness threw some large font words into my post! :)



 


29 comments:

  1. I love the bags and bonnets you are making. The fabric is so pretty for these creations! Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. A dirt road has a way of kicking up dust, Henny. I do love that beautiful cabinet and the dishes - they look old, in a good way! Your bags are so attractive, too. Hope you can sell lots!
    Blessings!

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  3. That bookshelf is just beautiful.

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  4. Henny, I'm glad you had some cool days. We haven't yet... although they say they are coming. Can't wait. As for the large font, I think Blogger has a poltergeist that does this on occasion. And your bags are lovely... cat even lovelier!!

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  5. I am glad you posted 3 photos, each one a bit closer for better look. And it does look pretty and clean. Willie will be at you about the cut flowers, lol. We had 90's up here for a week and this late it is oddly bad. Now back to 70's but getting too dry. You could make a fortune if you show up at market!

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  6. Your cupboard looks so pretty! It has finally turned cooler here...too dusty and smoky to open the windows yet.

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  7. I think your bags will be big sellers, Henny. You all be safe and God bless.

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  8. Hi Henny! Your sewing room looks lovely and SO DOES the porch! I love it. I am ready for a cool fall. Whew!

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  9. The cabinet's wood is beautiful. Nice collection of bags, they should sell fast for you. The sunset ia absouutely stunning. Have a great weekend.

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  10. QUE BUENO SABER DE TI HENNY, TUS GORROS Y BOLSOS SON ADORABLES, ME GUSTA MUCHO LA COSTURA Y TEJER AL CROCHET YA LO HAS VISTO EN MI BLOG, GRACIAS POR PASAR Y DEJAR TU AMABLE COMENTARIO, ME HICISTE SONROJAR JAJAJAJA. AQUI EL INVIERNO TAMBIEN ESTA LLEGANDO A SU FIN PARA DAR PASO A LA PRIMAVERA, NO ME GUSTA EL VERANO LO DETESTO, PERO ES LA CREACION DE DIOS ASI QUE SUSPIRO PROFUNDO Y QUE SEA LO QUE DIOS QUIERA. ME GUSTA ESCRIBIR EN MAYUSCULA, MI HIJA ME RETA Y DICE QUE LOS DEMAS PUEDEN CREER QUE ESTOY GRITANDO JAJAJAJA, PARA NADA, ESPERO QUE NO TE MOLETE. TE ENVIO UN ABRAZO DESDE BUENOS AIRES.

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  11. My blog posts have funny font sizes pop up sometimes too. It makes me crazy!
    Henny Penny Lane is looking good. I will have to get out some Fall things soon.
    I'm anxious to see how your next sale goes. I think you will sell a lot of bags.

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  12. Such wonderful pictures. I'm so glad you've gotten a break from the hot weather. I hope it doesn't come back!

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  13. You've been busy sewing pretty bonnets and those handy bags. With Smokey for company you will never been lonely.
    I like what you've done with the old cupboard, making it look more Fallish. I hope your weather cools down real soon.
    Take care, Granny M

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  14. Caught me before going into town Henny....
    And..Wow! Those dishes are so clean and
    spotless...and..shiny...they look amazing,
    don't think l've ever seen such spotless
    plates...! :).

    I think the shoulder bags are amazing to....
    I have one, would'nt tell what colour it is,
    l use it every time l go into town...it's an
    ideal thing to carry..!

    And Smokey looks lovely as ever...HeHe!
    Could'nt you make an extra large bonnet,
    just for him, Henny...One he could get his
    'bottom' in...! :O).

    Well...must get on...quick fry up breakfast
    and off into town...it's been up in the 30's
    for the last five days, so it's a bit warm.....
    And..it's September of course, my birthday
    month, so l'm quite busy this month...! :O).
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  15. Love the bags! And Smokie looks to be loving hanging out with you!
    hugs
    Donna

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  16. Your cupboard looks beautiful for the Fall Season and like you..cannot wait for it to come and stay. The NC humidity is horrendous and mostly miserable to step outside. I love your sunflower art, also..all so welcoming. Big Kittie Kat is adorable and so are your bags. Have a blessed weeked and Happy Fall when it arrives (soon, we hope). :0)

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  17. What lovely photos and I think your hutch is lovely. And that cat is gorgeous! I think we are all wishing the weather would change, I know we, here in Texas, are desperate. I has been a truly miserable two months. But, change is in the air!

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  18. The font chaos in Blogger is crazy, isn't it!? Your wooden cabinet is just lovely, and my heart pines for autumn too. It's a little cooler today, but still muggy. Sigh.
    A little kitten greeted Adam on the porch yesterday in the dark of morning and asked for help. He has a damaged hind leg. I haven't thought of JUST the right name for him yet. He's a beautiful brownish tabby.
    Love your new bags!!

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  19. I sure like your bags!!
    Always nice to visit here!!!
    What a beautiful sky!!!

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  20. I love seeing your old cupboard, especially adorned with the seasons ware. My old pie safe sits on my porch, time to add a few fall colors.
    Your purses and bonnet are spectacular, your talents are endless sweet lady.
    Smokie is the most handsome gentleman.
    Thank you for sharing your special home.
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  21. What is with Blogger messing with the font size anyway???
    Good to see old Smokey, as sweet as ever.
    You do a lovely job of matching linings to your bag fabrics. I think that is one of the most fun parts of sewing, creating with color.

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  22. It's national sewing month. I'd planned to sew every day, but so far I've only mended. Your cupboard and dishes are so nice.

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  23. Lovely photos of your "almost fall" cabinet. I always enjoy seeing your sewing room in all it's glory. I really love my bag. It's so easy to carry and everything fits! Enjoy your Tuesday.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  24. Don't worry autumn is almost here.
    The photos of your home are warm and lovely. Your such a talented lady.
    I love the bags aprons and bonnets.
    You'll have no trouble selling them.
    It's always lovely to see what you've been up to.




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  25. We really enjoyed those three cooler days, too, but the heat has been back in full force here at the beach. I’m so tired of heat and humidity! Smoky helped you make some very pretty bags. M sure they will find new homes quickly, having been approved by a cat!

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  26. Hi Henny! It’s Sugar from At Rivercrest Cottage. Long time since we’ve talked. Your bags and bonnets are adorable. I’m now living in Wisconsin in a house on a river near the Chain-of-Lakes area, and I am engaged to be married to a wonderful guy. I’m reading your past posts and catching up. Sorry about your loss of Dumperoo

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  27. Those bags are so cute- you are so talented! Sorry about the heat- we have finally cooled down here and it is so nice. But I saw on my weather app that the 90s are coming back next week... :(

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  28. I bet those bags would sell quickly at a farmers' market! Your sunset picture is so pretty!

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