Is this the busiest Saturday of the year or what? Are you in the kitchen baking cookies? Did you venture out shopping? Bleh! Thank goodness I'm done with that. Maybe you're wrapping presents or planning your Christmas dinner? Whatever is keeping you busy today, I hope you're not stressing yourself out too much about it. I've actually got it together this year. My presents are wrapped, grocery shopping is all done, meal(s) are planned (Christmas Eve & Christmas Day), and my crafting is just…
Dear Mrs. Otis my scarecrow proudly stood guard over this Sweet Annie as it grew beautiful and full in my garden this year. Highly fragrant you need only tie a small sprig onto a package to delight the senses.
The Primitive Country Bug
Hello fellow bloggers and prim crafters. Since my last post, many of you e-mailed me or left comments with lots of great information about preserving Sweet Annie. Some of you asked where you can find seeds to grow the sweet smelling herb and also how to use it in your crafting. This post is going to be all about a prim crafters best friend, Sweet Annie. Sweet Annie is also known as Artemesia Annua or Annual Wormwood. It is grown in herb gardens for its aromatic foliage as well as for…
~The Walker Homestead Fall Show
The rain cleared thankfully just in time for the show on Saturday. Once again they produced an event to remember. Being hardy New Englanders, a little mud wasn’t going to stop us from having a good time! Since Penny & I were helping Maria in her booth, she checked us in at the Publick House in Sturbridge Friday night, then we would be close by to set up early on Saturday morning. The Public House http://www.publickhouse.com/ states on their brochure that they’ve been tucking people in for…
Sweet Annie Harvest - Primitive Folk Art by Old World Primitives
I grew my own organic sweet annie this year to use in crafting my spun cotton and primitive doll creations. Today was harvesting day. Fresh sweet annie smells so wonderful! Earlier in the day, a black swallowtail butterfly visited the carrots, dill and parsley in my garden, and laid her eggs in them. Another swallowtail … Continue reading "Sweet Annie Harvest"