Friday, May 29, 2009

Roses: OH, I Love a Parade!

I am so behind posting my Memorial Day pictures.  We always try to spend Memorial Day in my little hometown of Armagh PA.  I actually don't live in the town of Armagh...but around the outskirts of town.  I can't believe that such a small town (population is about 40ish)  would  have a parade.  AND growing up we actually had a summer parade as well which was the start of our annual carnival.  As you can see from the pictures, this is small town Americana for sure.  Ethan loved it!  Mitch was the only one who cooperated with a pic...oh I did sneak a pic of Ellory with her cousin:)... can't believe he is graduating in less than a week... so proud of him and all he has accomplished already...:)  I had a nice visit with my family, including my cousin Anita who is also one of my best friends...:)  All in all it was a beautiful day and it always is on my heart how much I miss living there:)

OH, and there was a parade in Fokltown as well.  The mayor's wife was present.  There was a parade and a picnic afterward for all the residents.  Wish I could have captured some more pics:) but most of it was in my imagination!!! heehee

Please stop over at one of my dearest and oldest friend's new blog... the link is on the right, under "Barnflowers".  Lani is actually like my adopted cousin as our families are not blood related, but we have been and raised as family.:)  LOVE ya Lani!!  She is amazingly talented and her house sits on their families' farm.  Her mom is also an heirloom seamstress and Lani has been sewing all her life.  Her house is to DIE FOR....I will have to take pictures.  Lani does everything... paints, quilts,draws,sews and is an avid gardener.  Oh, just LOVE the hex signs she is making.  Her craft is authentic and true... she is new to the internet, so PLEASE drop over and say "hi".  If she could I know if you visited she would brew you an amazing cup of tea or a home made lemonade.  (Now if I could only get my other friend,  Ruth to start a blog. hint hint)

Well, I enticed Ethan with a fruit roll up while I typed and well.... my time is up!!:)

PS... notice the wonderful needle case that I was gifted by Viv of Hensteeth.  It is by the little Folktown , seamtress elephant.
PPS Would love some feedback on these creations.  Etsy is not the best venue for me and I am looking for a show to do that these little guys might fit into.  I am also open to doing workshops as well. As sharing with others is my main goal of why I "do what I do"  :)  Love all you wonderful friends out there.:)xxoo


Ruth W said...

No way. ha!

cheryl kuhn said...

Okay, that's it. I am definitely moving into your folktown!!! That elephant is simply ADORABLE! As is the other members. I can't believe that you are not selling out on Etsy, we should try and find a show that we could do together, I will keep my eyes open and my ear to the ground!
Sounds like a wonderful place that you live. You don't see to many hometown parades like that anymore. I am so happy that you all enjoyed it.
I am on my way to check out Lani's blog, thanks for sharing the info on it!!!

hugs, Cheryl

Baggaraggs: said...

Om MY GOSH. You new creations are beautiful. I love the colors. fabo, Robin

barnflowers said...

Amy-your art gets better and better-the color really adds a new dimension. (my spelling is poor) I love all of it, in fact, I think that this is some of my favorite work of yours. You are too kind to me-thanks for the mention-cheryl kuhn dropped by my blog. And before I forget-the Ligonier Farmers market may be a good spot for you. They do farmers plus art. and the crowd is a little more sophisticated and less attached to their pennies than j town. I will try to find the contact info for you-may be we can go in for a spot together-any way Ethan is too cute-he really looks like your dad. Lots of love-I think of you daily. Lani

Fleur de Boheme said...

Your creations are so beautiful! I can understand your frustration about etsy - I feel the same as I´m not doing massively well either! Have blogged about the topic a while ago. But - the competition is huge and I think it takes time to get established on etsy ( not to forget the financial crisis).
Sweet pictures of your guys!

Bye kirsten

sUz said...

hi aMy!I simply ADORE your little folktown! I would LOVE to purchase the elephant if she's not already taken. Those dolls and that crown are AMAZING! I'm just sitting here squealing!!! I'm sorry etsy isn't working out right now. We just have to get you in the right spot and you'll do beautifully! I'll have to think about that. It's a wonderful idea to have a workshop - wanting to share your talent is a wonderful gift :)

I love all the pics - and that etHan is growing up so fast just like my eLijAh! I can't believe they'll be two!!

Hope you are feeling better. With the summer here and sunshine I feel a bit better. It just was a hard winter and spring on me.

Could you send me an email sometime?
I'd love to catch up without taking up all this room!!!


Baggaraggs: said...


I forgot to tell you. If you need help with a new blog template let me know and I will do my best. There are tons of places out there that have free ones and its easy to do. Hugs and creatures, Robin

Kriss said...

hey Amy! I've been way behind on my blogging. Love the elephant! How adorable, along with that cutie-pie little guy of yours. I love that you went to a parade in Armagh. I remember the parades oh so well. Heck, we marched in enough of them, right? I'm planning on being in Armagh for week next month. I'll touch base with you when we get closer to that time.