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Monday, August 18, 2014

"Flora Fernley"


When Miss Fernley moved from ‘the estate’ to the township of Lickety-Split she soon realized that to ‘be anybody’ in the town you had to participate in the ‘garden club’.  Her first visit to this group of dedicated gardeners enlightened her considerably.


She was told that to be a member of the Lickety-Split Garden Club you must ‘tend your own garden’.  Heaven forbid!!  In fact one of the ladies actually told her how much fun she would have ‘getting her hands dirty’.  Did she not know that Miss Fernley had never had dirty hands in her life and she certainly did not intend to start now?  


 Never one to give up easily, Miss Fernley came up with an idea. She visited a small town several miles away and secretly employed some professional gardeners .  To get around anyone seeing them – she bought miners hats – those kind with the little lights on top.  Now – once every two weeks or so, at midnight, they creep into her back yard (she certainly doesn’t want to draw attention) turn on their lanterns and get to work.  Like a busy swarm of fireflies they work from midnight to 4 am.  Miss Fernley will continue to bring her illicit posies to each meeting in the hope that perhaps one day she'll win an award.


"The earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

7 comments:

  1. I'm with Miss Fernley - although I don't think I would hire undercover gardeners!

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  2. Oh silly lady! Looking at my nails in horror right now and wondering how to get the dirt out ~lol~
    xx, Carol

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  3. I got so caught up in Miss Fernley's story that I forgot to tell you how much I like her!! The lace and buttons are a riot!
    xx, Carol

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  4. I just love Miss Fernley, her and her story, what fun.

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  5. Clever girl! Hope it doesn't come back to bite her, but I suspect it will. Love the seed packets!

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  6. Saw this yesterday Penny, but family was visiting so didn't take the time to comment. I really don't know where to start. Your dolls are tKing on personalities for me! They aren't just dolls, they have a story! I truly think you must consider a children's book series about Lickety Split and it's residents! Now, doll making-wise, I simply must comment about Flora Fernley's attributes...her hair, button eyes, slender stitched nose, and tiny mouth set in a determined expression that surely shows her propensity for sneaky ideas. Her rouged cheeks are perfect too, we have all seen those on ladies too old to wear them well, and OMG, those buttons on her mid-section are genius! The seed packets are a reminder of how uninvolved in actual gardening she is, perfect! This gal is a character! A Lickety Split book, please, with your dollies one per chapter!

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  7. That is adorable - both the doll and the story! It's made my morning!!

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