Monday, January 12, 2009

Winter is tough!

In this age where we are supposed to be inventing, staying positive and dreaming of the future- I feel like I am stuck under a cloche- without the benefit of warmth!

But I will say I am very excited to unveil our little contribution to Country Gardens Magazine Early Spring 2009!

When the Country Gardens Early Spring Edition comes out it is like a breath of fresh air. It is a little nudge toward Spring letting you know everything is really going to get warm again. You will not be in this tundra forever. Spring will come, plants and flowers will grow... you won't be able to leave work because of a blizzard and go take a nap with your two year old because why not? we are stuck in tundra anyway...

Ok maybe that is just me- but really we can soak up these moments because when Spring does finally pull back the curtain of white cold we will be so pumped we will keep moving, running, traveling, searching and discovering-and it won't stop until the cold blizzard grips us again to force us to be still.

Listen to the stillness of the snow falling, the sounds of the cars and snowblowers muffled, the birds off in the distance like a little promise that they will be there for us soon.

And in this quiet go get the Country Gardens Early Spring Edition from Fern Hill of course. Have a cup of coffee or tea and dream of what will be this season. What plants will bloom? What is the look I want for my home and my garden? At Fern Hill we are tearing it up! We are gearing up for Spring and resetting the whole shop! Barb Connor of Crosscreek Antiques has been nice (crazy;-)enough to help me move furniture and offer her creative talents so come in and see what chaos is all about!


Michelle said...

Hi Stephanie,
My friend Christie thoroughly enjoyed our time with you at Fern Hill today. I am also following you in blogland.

It was so nice to meet you, and we will be back, hopefully with a truckload of girls in May!

Let me know for sure on the weekend of your open house if you can.

Thanks, and many blessings to you. Your artwork and fabric lines are just beautiful!

Stephanie Brandenburg said...

Hi Michelle-
Our Open House is 3/6-3/8 for Bluebird Dishes and Watermark. It is also our annual fabric sale. I can't remember if you grabbed a card or not for the sale. If you need one let me know and I will get one to you. Thanks for your beautiful comment and your appreciation of my work! I look forward to more visits.

simplyiowa said...

Hey Missy!
My goodness, we have to see the sun shinning even when it isn't! Your images are wonderful!
Chin up, the snow won't last, and after running hard this spring and summer we'll be begging for a snow day in the fall!
'til next time,
Barb C