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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Aprons, again...


And you thought maybe I might have calmed down a bit about apron wearing...I made some apron clad rag dolls, stuffed with Apifera's lavender bud. I sold them all,alas, before putting them online - so made another, shown here. This little farm cat wears a lovely pink and white striped half apron...Her raggedy blue tail is like that of many of our once ferels, caught in too many fences. She's looking for a good home, and can be found at the Etsy shop .

And don't forget about the current September art raffle , speaking of raggedy cats...

Yesterday I was able to take a long ride with Boone. We walked in a recently cut hay field of a nearby farmer who has 300 acres and graciously lets me ride there, enabling me to stay off the busy roads as much as possible. It is flat land, with the coastal range in the distance, but the openness reminded me of riding in North Dakota. And the fall weather made me melancholy. I felt old and young all mashed together. Life and good health are precious. I have so much to create. But the ride helped stop my head for while. Boone's large feet made the dried leaves crunch and the sound was comforting. I remembered other walks and rides, and short journies as a child, kicking leaves as I walked home, knowing there was a homemade snack for me and my dog to play with.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i just want you to know i really like it here,
and someday i hope to be able to buy one of your animal prints; my favorites being 'little donkey surrounded by prayer flags', and the sheep.
rose

Amy C Evans said...

ahhhh, a long ride with mr. boone, how lovely. i imagine oregon is near perefct right now weather-wise. mississippi is still hot. it's cooling off at night a bit, though, and i am thankful for that. now if i only had a horse to ride...

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