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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Some Dolls and a Chicken in My Kitchen

This little corner in my kitchen contains three dolls and a chicken, all of which were made by other people. The precious Black doll in the wee corner cupboard is Nettie, by Pamela Haber of Ghost Island Primitives.  I have had Pam's link below among friends, but because it's a Picture Trail, I never noticed that her name wasn't recorded. I fixed it today. She is now on as Ghost Island Primitives. Nettie is dressed completely in early homespun.

The little angel doll is a Schneeman doll by either mother or daughter, Norma and Jennifer. They too have a picture trail, and that is where the link will take you to. Again, Schneeman Folk Art is their name.

I am not sure, but someone told me that my chicken is a Kay Cloud. There is not a signature anywhere. So to me, it is simply anonymous. The very primitive angel on the mirror with the thin, stick wings is also by someone anonymous. This angel is made by rolling the head and arms. The legs are simple pieces of fabric knotted at the ankle to make feet. I love this simple form. Both chicken and angel are created with early fabrics. Chicken's is homespun.

I love each and every one of my "purely primitive" creations.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Brilliant Writer-Husband

When I was a little girl, growing up in Yakima, Washington, I often dreamed of the man I would marry. Firstly, he would be a writer. Secondly he would have dark hair and eyes, would wear glasses and would love to read. In other words, I saw him always. Gregory has been a writer for as long as we've been married (44 years come September), and today I am leading you to his latest blog with the wonderful stories he has written for a very wonderful magazine, A Simple Life.