Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More Doll Fair Photos, and AnnaMarie's Quilt

~The flower display~

Dear Friends,

Greetings to any new friends who may be visiting today; we hope you enjoy your stay. We were looking through our photos, and realized we missed some of the displays of the doll fair, as well as AnnaMarie's quilt that we finished a few weeks ago!

Here are some of the prizes available for the ring toss game~

Benjamin Franklin was the ticket-taker for the fair (Mr. Franklin also acts as the local clergyman, performing all of the dolls' weddings!)~

 The produce display (Don't worry, poke berries aren't poisonous to dolls!)~

Romeo was the ferris wheel operator (who did a very find job)~

And another shot of Her Majesty's Tea Room and baked goods display~

And finally, here is AnnaMarie's finished quilt, hanging out to air before being packed away in her hope chest.

We have been enjoying reading "The Country Child" by Alison Uttley lately (Thank you, Devina!), especially its descriptions of fall. They give us a feeling of nostalgia, especially as the days grow crisper (we've been wearing socks and sweaters in the mornings) and shorter.

We'll leave you with a few of those words today, and pray that your week will be blessed.



"The morning air was sweet with autumn scents, falling elm leaves, bent ferns, bruised wet grass, beech leaves and sycamore. . . A few chrysanthemums were left, tawny red flowers and little maroon buttons on the green dresses of the bushes. Sprigs of lad's love lay among the clothes in the oak presses, and the children at school wore bunches of it to keep them healthy now the damp mists were about. The woods all round the house were heavy with rich-smelling fallen leaves and decaying moss, with scarlet toadstools and enormous fungi. . . The robin's note had changed. He twisted the corkscrew in infinitesimal bottles and poured out the sparkling, chuckling winedrops."


  1. Oh the quilt is just gorgeous!!! What a wonderful and beautiful job she did! Loved seeing more photos :) Love to you all!

  2. Those parting words inspired me. We will be spending a few days in the woods and I am really looking forward to it.

    The quilt. Beautiful job! What a forever treasure!

    And the dolls fair... memories too are a forever treasure, and what a fun, fun day!

    Blessings, Debbie

  3. What a pretty quilt AnnaMarie! You are a talented young lady. My even more celebrities at your fair! What an honor to have Ben Franklin officiate at your wedding.Maybe we need to renew our vows (we were married by a lowly vicar). And Romeo too! Such happy fun! Enjoying Edith sing La Vien Rose while I visit also!

  4. Enjoyed seeing more pictures from the dolls fair...and the quilt AnnaMarie made is very lovely...such a wonderful job for such a young one.
    Blessings on your home and family.

  5. Well done ~ well done, indeed, AnnaMarie! What a wonderful treasure to have in one's hope chest!
    Oh, the parting words make me long for Autumn days! But today, we are expecting temps in the 90's ~ I can't even think of socks and sweaters, or falling leaves, damp mists or toadstools and fungi! I have not even seen a robin for weeks now! :~{ But I think I will look for that book at the library. Perhaps it will encourage Fall weather to hasten along...

  6. A simply beautiful quilt! I so enjoyed seeing more photos. I love the parting words...
    Thank you so much for coming over to meet Jock, it was so kind of you.
    Blessings to you and your family

  7. Wonderful Pictures! The dolls had a fantastic fair this year and Anna Marie's quilt looks wonderful she did such a beautiful job on it!! Her handwork is beautiful ~Love Heather

  8. AnnaMarie, your quilt is beautiful. You know I have tried to makes several quilts throughout my life and they just give me fits (I cannot cut a straight line!!). Maybe one day I can make a quilt as lovely as yours!! Clarice


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