Hello, Summer!


    Hello there, my friends!~
     I have sneaked into the art room tonight to write you while the baby sleeps. Little Robbie is a sweet, sweet baby but long naps? Not his things. After about 20 minutes, his little eyes pop open and it's "where's my mama?!"
   Miraculously, I have been doing a little bit of painting, and working on some other little projects and also thinking about Christmas art. Yep, Christmas art! 
   In a decidedly unChristmasy turn of events--- we had a festival and picnic at our church and there was a real honest-to-goodness May Pole that the kids got to dance around and weave the ribbons around the pole. Then man leading the dance told them when they were finished, that if anyone touched the pole once it was wrapped, they'd be kissed by the end of the day. You should have seen those kids scramble!

   Something else that was really fun was that my good friend Patricia was able to go on the trip of a lifetime--- she got to go tour Tasha Tudor's house and garden! I was so excited for her, and of course made her tell me all the details. Its definitely on my list of things I'd like to do some day! I just need to get myself back up to New England!

   Well, I think that is all I have to share for the moment. I hope to get some good work done on my painting (it's got knitting in it!) so that I can share it with you very soon!~

   Hope you are well and having a great start to your summer!~
H

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  1. The Maypole looks like so much fun! I see them online this time of year, but I've never done one. It looks like a great time for kids (and adults too!) It's been fun chatting about the tour with you- but next time you have to go...it would be more fun to go together! Get back to New England as soon as possible! :)

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  2. I have many fond memories of dancing around a May Pole in elementary school. It is actually harder than it looks to get it all criss crossed correctly. I have been following along in your instagram with the new painting and looking forward to seeing it all completed. Christmas? What about Halloween? Inquiring minds obsessed with fall want to know! LOL!!

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  3. Oh my goodness a real live maypole! That is magical! What a lovely tradition. And Christmas art! Your holiday pieces are always so nostalgic and cozy, I look forward to seeing what Christmas 2014 by Audrey Eclectic looks like ;)

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  4. A Maypole! How wonderful! I didn't realize it was possible to tour Tasha Tudor's home. It is on my list of places to go now! Enjoy your day!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  5. The Maypole event looks wonderful! What a fun thing for children (and adults) to do. I have seen them online this time of year, but have never had the fun of dancing around one. Might need to put that on my to-do list next year! Next time I do the Tasha Tudor tour you have to come with me! It would be more fun if you were there too. :)

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  6. I'm so jealous of your maypole. I live in Wales, of all places, you think they'd honor May Day, but alas! Not Christmas, but it's all part of the seasonal folk cycle, no?

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  7. Hmmmm, I entered a reply yesterday so maybe your site is deleting them? I love the photos of the May Pole dance. I remember doing those every year in elementary school . It is harder than it looks to get the pattern to come out correct! Maybe Patricia can send you some photos from Tasha's garden and you could post here for us? I bet it was beautiful!!

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  8. The May Pole looks like so much fun! I'd love to do that with the kids one year. How fantastic that your church does that. And you have to go on the next Tasha Tudor tour with me- it would definitely be better with you there!

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    1. I know! I cant wait for the day that I can go on the tour--- it will be a DREAM come TRUE! :D we will go and squeal like little girls. And then go romp through Yankee Candle Village like last time, heh!

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  9. Hi Heather
    Came by to say Hi and catch up for I have been without internet and such for a such a LONG time and this is one of my favorite Blogs to visit! ;-D

    BABY is soooo CUTE!!! I have a lot of catching up to do!!

    Come over and join my give away!!
    Warm Hugs and many BLESSINGS Linnie

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    1. I'm so glad to see you here, Linnie! I will come by your blog for a visit! its been too long!

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  10. It looks like comments are working agin! I loved your photos of the MayPole Dance. We used to do that every year in Elementary school and it is harder than you think to get everyone going the right direction. Love how your wicker chairs turned out! Fantastic up cycle!!

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    1. Yes! Im trying to figure out a way to make the settings to where real people can post, but the weird spam I have been getting isnt as easy for the spammers to leave. Hopefully this will work!
      And I loved the may pole dance--- and your right--- it aint easy! :D

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  11. A nap is amazing....time for mom to do something for mom!

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