Saturday, August 22, 2009

Well, here I am!


The summer is almost done, workshops are about to begin, so it's time I achieved my goal of starting a blog. So here I am.

A little about me...I teach high school students English, I am a wife, a very tired mother of two very active boys, a reader, a scrapper, a gardener. I grew up in Maine, went to Minnesota to attend college at St. Olaf (Um Yah Yah!), and now live and work here still.

I have been a crafter my whole life, first with cross-stitching, which I still do, then gardening when we bought our house in 1998, and starting in 2002 I scrapped. I still scrap, as you can see by my links. In the summer, my heart belongs to my garden, though. The photo on the right shows why. That's my big garden at its glory in July: heliopsis (false sunflowers), gooseneck loosestrife, purple coneflowers, asclepias (butterfly weed), liatris (gayfeather), Asiatic lilies, and right in the middle a daylily that I think is called "Happy Day." Every morning for a week I look out at my garden and see that bloom. Happy indeed.

Last night I scrapped for a few hours at Archiver's, so I'll post some of what I did tomorrow.

8 comments:

Laura said...

Hi Jen and welcome to the world of blogging. Your garden looks beautiful. Looking forward to following you as you create.

csewy said...

Jennifer, Congratulations on starting your blog!! Your garden looks wonderful, the flowers are beautiful!!! Wishing you well with the new school year. Carolyn

Kristin said...

Welcome to blog land! Great photos!

Forsberg said...

Jenny, the peonies at the top are great! Your garden is so much nicer than the photos ever can be!
See you Thursday.

okanogangirl said...

Yay! So glad you started a blog - I love your work. Your garden is beautiful and the flower in the header - goodness - beautiful!!!

reen said...

Your garden is beautiful. I named mine "wilderness walk" this summer, because it got absolutely no attention and would be what you'd seen in the wilderness. haha
It would be blushing if it could see yours.

Jackie said...

Congrats on the new blog! I too, love to cross-stitch, but find the instant gratification of scrapping way better! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

YEAH! I knew you would come to it! Welcome to the Blog Sphere Jennifer!