Art, Gardening, Sewing, and Some Link Love

Dear Friends,

Good afternoon!  I wanted to check in earlier than this, but alas, time gets away!  I am excited to say that things continue to move along with my art, and I am very happy to be taking part in an upcoming fundraiser/art exhibit!


Just wanted to share that, in case any of you triangle North Carolina girls get the chance to at least go and take a look!  I am thinking we (especially my homeschooling buds) all love the efforts made by the Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic!

That said (oh, enough bragging for one day!), I would like to pass on some very special link love!!  Are you ready for this??

My mama has a blog.  Yes, and you will love it!  I cannot wait to see what she has posted now each day.   It is called

Henny Penny Lane.

Set your bookmarks up and go see her!

Finally, before I stop my break and get back to work, I recently made something frugal and useful.  A few years back I found an old cotton slip at the thrift store.

Yeah.  I have used it as a night shirt and I have literally worn it until one of the straps is starting to fall apart.

Remember my goal to use up more and spend less, I wondered if I can make one like this.  Seems like a simple pattern.  Imagine my delight when I found nearly 3 yard of the most billowy, vintage looking floral fabric you have ever seen, and only for 3 dollars.   Then imagine my ever greater surprise when I got up to pay for it and found that, due to its length of time in the store, it was only $1.50!  It was destiny, me and that fabric.  I had a thought and there it was.

So I brought it home and traced around the parts of the old slip, without even cutting the old slip up, I might add.

It turned out even better than I had imagined!

Henny Penny, are you proud of your baby chick?

In final news, I woke up to the sound of birds this morning!  But it was different from yesterday.  They sounded like they were singing of spring!  And it felt like spring outside!  Be still my heart.  It made me scurry outside in my overalls to work on my little garden area.

  6 comments for “Art, Gardening, Sewing, and Some Link Love

  1. February 6, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I love when things fall together like that. It was certainly meant to be. :)

    It was *almost* spring-like here in IL today. When I went out to run errands this afternoon, I was able to get away with just wearing a light jacket instead if donning my coat. I still needed gloves, though. 😉

    • February 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Hi Lesa! Agreed!! And don’t you love those almost-spring days!!! xoxo Lynn

  2. February 6, 2013 at 9:07 am

    LOVE the fabric and I’m excited to hear your mum has a blog!

    I’m heading over there now and will definitely be putting it in my bookmarks.

    We may be over the other side of the world here in Hong Kong, but yesterday was the first day that felt like spring was coming as well. In Hong Kong this entails turning on the air conditioner:)

    • February 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Hi Dodie! Thank you! And thanks for visiting mom’s blog! Isn’t it cute!! I cannot imagine living in Hong Kong! And turning on the air conditioner! xoxo Lynn

  3. February 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Dear Lynn,

    Great job on the slip, and way to go on the artwork! I’ve been meaning to stitch up a few chemises and bodiced petticoats, too; it must be the season!

    Here’s to the best garden ever;



    • February 10, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Dear Marqueta,

      Thank you! I am enjoying being creative when I get the chance. Enjoy your sewing! I hope you’ll post pictures, twin!

      Love, Lynn

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