Not Interested

The issue it seems with dishes and laundry is that I am simply not interested in doing such tasks.  I’d much rather be sewing or playing with fabric or designing a new project or perhaps reading about sewing, fabric or designing.  All of those things are very interesting.  But doing dishes?  Laundry?

These things are less interesting that a snail, no offense to snails.

I am sure I am not the only one who experiences time warp when doing something I love to do.  One hour of sewing feels like 10 minutes while 10 minutes of dishes feels like F-O-R-E-V-E-R!  My “preteen” son assures me this is a real phenomenon.  Evidently it occurs when he tries to clean his room as well.

Maybe this is a hint, a clue left to let us know we have stumbled onto what God has placed in our hearts- our gifting.  When we discover the task we love more than all else, the task that makes time fly by and all other things pale in comparison, we have found our gifting.  Service often feels this way too- that time has flown by and my heart is fuller than when I began.

Today I hope all of us find and cherish our God given talents, that we discover our gifting and offer it back in service, and that maybe dishes and laundry be a bit more interesting!

Blessings & Gratitude –  Morgan ♥♥♥xoxo

1 Corinthians 12: 4-6

1 Corinthians 12: 4-6

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New Blogging Schedule & Pick It Fence Barn Sale Vendors

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Today I bring  you some of my favorite vendors from the Pick It Fence Barn Sale and lay out a sorta kinda blogging schedule.  So here we go———

There were so many awesome vendors at the sale that there no absolutely NO WAY  to get them all in but here are a few, first up is The Garden Patch from Smiths Grove, Kentucky.

The Garden Patch Booth.

The Garden Patch Booth.

 

They had the most beautiful grape-vine wreaths made up in pure Americana style with flags and red geraniums.  I wanted one so bad!  They also sold beautiful plants and flowers along with vintage gardening items.  Two of my favorites were the lavender plants, of course, and their salad bowls.  In each salad bowl planter was a lettuce plant, some swiss chard and parsley.  The instructions were to pick the outside leaves when ready for a salad and then repeat.  The bowl replenishes itself and no more lettuce gone bad in the bottom of the crisper drawer.  I love it!  The Garden Patch is sourced from the Pelly Farm in Smiths Grove, Kentucky located off I-65 exit 38.  You can also visit their Facebook page or go to their store.

The Garden Patch on Main

204 North Main Street

Smiths Grove, Kentucky 42171

270-563-2151

I hope to take the kids up soon.  I promise I’ll tell y’all all about whatever goodies we find.

Next up is J. Alexander Home the brainchild and business of January Alexander.  January is so sweet and super talented.  She dabbles in a little of everything including new and vintage furniture, iron work and garden decor, as well as vintage jewelry.  She also puts on a fabulous barn show herself called Handmade Harvest Vintage Farm Fair in Bethpage, TN.  More info coming soon.

J. Alexander Home Booth.

J. Alexander Home Booth.

 

Lastly are a few pics from my friend Kevin Rains.  Kevin is a phenomenal wood carver and sculptor.  I have seen him in action using his chain saw to create a wood spirit from an old tree stump, it was remarkable!!!  We will see him again at The Webb School Arts and Crafts Show in Bell Buckle, TN this Fall.  Until then you can check out his website here BearVue Artworks.

Welcome Bears by BearVue Artworks.

Welcome Bears by BearVue Artworks.

A wood Spirit by Kevin Rains.

A wood Spirit by Kevin Rains.

 

Barn sales and craft shows are such a great way to meet new artists.  Each one has a story, a creative process all their own.  Meeting new people always inspires me and helps to nourish my creativity.  Next time you are at a show stop to speak with the artist.  There is nothing more we like better than to talk about our creations.  Speaking of talking about our art here is a sorta-kinda tentative blogging schedule.  I hope to do a bi-weekly Whatcha’ Making? Series which will showcase our current projects and share what is inspiring us right now.  The series will expand to include Whatcha’ Cooking?  Whatcha’ Reading? and Where you going?  But if you have spent any time with artists ( or women or artsy women) then you know how often we change our minds, so be sure to hang around for the ride!!!!

Blessings and gratitude— Morgan ♥♥♥xoxo

Oh, I almost forgot—— There was a charming farmer there who sold Georgia Peaches.  My hubby bought a bag and I made this peach and blueberry cobbler as thanks.  It was dee-lish!!!!!DSCN6452

 

Pick It Fence Barn Sale

The barn which welcomes everyone attending the Pick It Fence Barn Sale 2014

The barn which welcomes everyone attending the Pick It Fence Barn Sale 2014

Pick It Fence Barn Sale

If you have been anywhere near our Facebook page She’s Sew Crazy!  lately you already know we participated in the Pick It Fence Barn Sale in Lascassas, TN.  It was a tremendous success.  I am so excited to share some photos from the sale and to introduce you to some of the fabulous vendors and their wares.

View from the main house at Events at East 96 in Lascassas, TN.

View from the main house at Events at East 96 in Lascassas, TN.

The sale was held at a beautiful property called Events at East 96 in picturesque Lascassas, TN.  The property is over 450 acres and includes several barns, a tool shed, loads of fields with cows, rabbits , wild turkeys and the main house which features a wrap around porch on all four sides.  The location was absolutely gorgeous and a perfect example of the beauty of Middle Tennessee.

View of some of the vendors at Pick It Fence Barn Sale.

View of some of the vendors at Pick It Fence Barn Sale.

 

 

 

View of the Tennessee hills.

View of the Tennessee hills.

 

Here are some photos of our booth.  We went with a traveling theme featuring Parisian inspired items on one side and Sweet Tennessee Home inspired items on the other.

On our Paris side we featured three new quilt designs, new burp cloths for baby in three color ways as well as matching onesies in multiple sizes.

Parisian inspired quilts and baby gifts.

Parisian inspired quilts and baby gifts.

Baby girl Parisian onesies- how cute are these!!!

Baby girl Parisian onesies- how cute are these!!!

On our Tennessee side we went with a Music City cowboy theme.  We added more onesies, baby blankets, journal covers, lavender sachets and aprons.

The Sweet Tennessee Home side of our booth.

The Sweet Tennessee Home side of our booth.

 

 

 

Cowboy themed baby onesies for boys and girls.

Cowboy themed baby onesies for boys and girls.

 

We met many lovely people and had a blast reconnecting with our “boothy” friends.  The artisan community of full of awesome personalities and extremely talented artists.  It is definitely the interactions with the community and the relationships with other creatives that keep us coming back for more.

Tomorrow I’ll post more pics of the others vendors with whom we shared the weekend- Until then- Morgan