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This Fourth of July, we are mindful of those far from home, serving still to protect our liberties. Thank you, to you and your families.


~~~Little acts of service for those serving, whom we love~~~


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The Household had some visitors this weekend-old friends of the very young sort. One young person (The one who made the beautiful, crimson tissue rose long ago…) brought along some well-loved friends, Hammie (Practically REAL in a Velveteen Rabbit sense!) and Bubbles, two very fine and companionable Hamsters. Being a thoughtful hostess, Taffenous greeted the pair with a delicious Cheesecake-gluten, dairy, egg and, despite appearances, hamster-free, of course!

Hammie and Bubbles

It was wonderful to visit with all her guests, large, small and in-between.

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The brilliant morning brought dozens of fat, buzzy pollinators into the garden.  The locals were not easily taken in by Taffy’s “Bee Bum” Hat, however, and went about their vital task without much comment.

Bee Bum Hat

The “Bee Bum” Hat

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…World Naked Gardening Day.

Naked Gardening Day 2018

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Who cares what they’re wearing
On Main Street,
Or Saville Row,
It’s what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe
(That matters)

Annie Cityscape

Against the Cityscape of NYC, Hitty Agapanthus rehearses the dance break from “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile”.

Truth be told, Agapanthus does care what she’s wearing, every Hitty does. This particular pinafore is very dear to her because, in each tiny element gleaned from sewing room floors, it represents the delightful little “Orphans” from ESCC’s 2018 production of “Annie”:  Annie, Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, Duffy, Dolly and Coralie.


You can see photos of ESCC’s “Annie” here.

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“Annie, Annie! You Filled Our Life With A Song!”

In the sewing room today, Raggedy Ann was feeling a little blue about her rôle in Enterprise State Community College’s production of “Annie”, that splendid musical about a plucky orphan during the Great Depression.  It will require some adjustments in her physique and costume, as well as some gymnastics that might tax even the most accomplished actor. Despite her trepidation, Raggedy Ann is full of heart.

Make Do and Mend

No lines, but a great opportunity to shine!

Knitnoid will be making his debut as the “Dead Mouse”, and is prone to get over-excited about his moment on the big stage. Both Raggedy and Agapanthus try to calm the young actor, hoping that all that restless energy can be subdued before the crucial scene. It wouldn’t do to have the dead mouse wiggle!


Nitnoid: of no consequence, minimal or not significant

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Landmark Park held another Folk Arts Workshop Weekend and, once again, it was a  success…especially for the Wiregrass Hitties and Mad for the Farthing Crowd. Many classes were offered, among them, black-smithing, hearth cooking, tatting, chair caning, even dulcimer! The Crowd, naturally, wished to attend the wood-turning class again, hoping to bring more Pegs into the world.

These are the hands that turned a hope into reality.  With patient instruction, some good humor and substantial skill – all on the part of the teacher – a doll was coaxed from a whirring blank.

Jerry's Hands

“Cherry” was born from a blank like the one below her. Jerry was a patient teacher and a genuinely good sport.

Hyacinth Paw-Paw was elected to chaperone the Pegs today. She was so pleased to be the first to greet Cherry.

Paw-Paw and Cherry

Hugs and a quiet retreat from spinning lathes.

Cherry already exhibits a strong sense of independence, despite her incomplete state. She knows that all the important parts are there…she even has a “heart”! She’ll not wear it on her sleeve, though, since it is squarely on her backside.

Dumb As A Post

A landmark beginning!


Landmark Park, Dothan, Alabama





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Teddy Bear yates- the quiet life of a companion teddybear

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