Friday, May 2, 2008

An Unlikely Pirate!

Pirate Story
Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing,
Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea.
Winds are in the air, they are blowing in the spring,
And waves are on the meadow like the waves there
are at sea.


Where shall we adventure, today that we're afloat,
Wary of the weather and steering by a star?
Shall it be to Africa, a-steering of the boat,
To Providence, or Babylon, or off to Malabar?


Hi! but here's a squadron a-rowing on the sea-
Cattle on the meadow a-charging with a roar!
Quick, and we'll escape them, they're as mad as they
can be,
The wicket is the harbour and the garden is the
shore.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Happy 100th. Post, Donna!



44 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

I absolutely love your pirate post!!

Karen from A`Musements said...

You're a darlin' of a pirate lass, Christine... where do you keep your jewelry? I just came by to borrow some pearls for the soiree... looks like you have plenty of treasure to spare!
Come visit me on The Lady of The Sea... we'll take the old tub out for a spin!
~~Karen, sailing under the flag of The Lady of The Sea!~~~

Miss.Maddie's said...

Oh how perfect, the timid lass has had that treasure hidden beneath her hoop skirt where nary a pirate could find it! I see by the sword she will defend it as well. The poem paints a perfect picture of adventure to accompany her.
xo Susan

KarenHarveyCox said...

You have set a beautiful pirate creation, and the words tell it best. I love your beautiful doll creation, her dress is perfectly wonderful and she looks like she might be carried off to set sail on some pirate's ship at any moment. Karen

Melissa Valeriote said...

A fair maiden indeed.

rochambeau said...

What a beautiful pirate doll Christine! I remember this poem and the drawing too from my RLS book!

xo
Constance

Donna O. said...

Ahoy Christine! You look lovely and my what booty you ahve stashed here (yes, Greg- I'm talking about you!). SO glad you are making the voyage- there's no telling where we'll end up. Who's steering this ship anyways!!

CARole said...

Christine I have to tell you how much I love your makedos!! You know what makes them so special, the theorem painting. Remember when we first met? I bought some strawberries from you. The theorem one is still a favorite of mine. Do you remember it? You certainly have been busy. Lots of lovely things on your site. Thanks for showing them.
Carole

Dorian Fletcher said...

Looks as though your pretty maid purloined the pirate's booty! R.L. Stevenson's poem was the perfect touch.

Fete et Fleur said...

She is a precious little pirate lass!

xx Nancy

Nancy said...

Oh what a lovely doll...love all of your "pirate" jewelery!

I always love Robert Louis Stevenson.
Have a fun day!
Hugs, Nancy

Ottilias Veranda said...

Such a pretty little doll! But beware she´s carrying a sword! Perhaps shes not so timid after all?

Liisa

bluemuf said...

You lovely doll make a beautiful pirate. Fantastic post. I will be back to see more of your blog.

Karen

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful piece and doll,Thank you for stopping by..aye!

Black-Eyed Suzie said...

Your dolls are just gorgeous! It's always such a treat to discover a new doll artist out here in blogland, so thank you so much for stopping by...it's going to be hard to tear myself away to look at everything else, but I'll be back!

Melissa Valeriote said...

Ooops! I'm a little dyslexic or maybe a little too much rum. Thanks for pointing out my typo. It's fix now.

faerie enchantment said...

Love your pirate post, I just came back after finishing 3 more cups of springed rum and tea, along with my crown, LOL!
I'm loving your eye candy photos of wonderful pirate and soiree treasures!
Lisa!

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Looks like you have any number of young lasses who could've been unlikely pirates. Did this one go willingly I wonder? ;- )

Du Buh Du Designs said...

A sweet doll (although I just saw her dagger!).. I guess if I had all of that treasure I'd be guarding it too! Happy Soiree:)
~Christine

Sylvia Anderson said...

I love your pirate doll with all her bounty Christine! Your post was well written, and a joy to read!

Betzie said...

She's wonderful and I love all of your dolls. Your display and poem were just perfect!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a beautiful display you've created! Love your doll!

fated follies studio said...

that is so sweet. i love it. enjoy your weekend!

jenny

rebecca woodward said...

Well, I have always loved your dolls Christine and this little Miss is no exception. Thanks for sharing her and her story with the soiree-ees.

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JuliaRose said...

Oh what a sweet endearing poem, can picture myself there as a child seeing as a child sees...
Thanks for visiting my corner of the party..
xx

Miss Sandy said...

Precious post. I love you uncommon pirate and the poem.

windycorner said...

Your pirate dolly is darling....just the thing for a soiree.

Storybook Woods said...

What a perfect vignette and she is soo pretty. I would love to pick through her treasure chest !!! Clarice

Bethany said...

Oh the montage of items you assembled is just lovely and your amazing doll you created is a wonderful piece! So very piratey that poem is....aaargh!
So very glad to have found your blog and discovered your amazing talent of work :)

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Oh Christine... I love your dolls, your an inspiration!
Ann-Denise

BumbleVee said...

arrrr....I've an unlikely one at my ship as well....

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful Pirate Post!
xo Lidy

giggles said...

Adorable, hide her from the swarthy ones!Wonderful job!

cd&m said...

Beautiful doll!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Lori said...

now wait just a minute...i don't believe for a second that this sweet lass would actually use that sword...or would she...to defend her treasures perhaps...wonderful post and sweet dolly is as lovely as can be!

vintagepaletteart said...

Christine.......She looks like she belongs on the front cover of one of those pirate romance novels! And her treasure chest sparkles so invitingly!!! =D

Such fun surfing the swashbuckling soiree!

*Lori

Mya said...

Wonderful party post. Love the pirate story. Your doll is wonderful too.
-Mya

lila said...

Love your dolls! Great swashbuckling post!

LW said...

ahoy!
What a sweet pirate lass...
delightful priate post...

Louise

jungle dream pagoda said...

Love this post!

Rachael Kinnison said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I WANT to find me a treasure like this! If this is true Pirates Treasure...A Pirate I BE! ARRRGGGGGG

Inspired Tokens said...

Wonderful pirate post. This journey over the seas has been quite fun indeed.

Iva's Creations said...

Love all your pirate eye-candy and your little lass is so sweet. It was great getting to know you at the soiree!...Iva

Once Upon A Notion said...

Christine -
O love your piratess so very much. It is so wonderful to see everyones adaptations of the theme. I would love to read an EAL article by Greg about pirates and the treasure.