Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Jack Frost and Mrs. Thaw

Happy December! Jack Frost arrived this morning and reminded me that it's probably too late to weed my neglected garden. By mid-day, the frost had all melted. Thus, the struggle between Jack Frost and Mrs. Thaw, as recounted in Ollie's Ski Trip by Elsa Beskow, begins in Seattle, Washington.

I have both a Jack Frost and a Mrs. Thaw in my shop right now:



When my daughter was in a Waldorf parent-tot class, we sang a song based on the poem "Jack Frost Was in the Garden" by John P. Smeeton. I'll have to locate the song again and perhaps record it for A Storytelling of Crows. I posted the Fire Fairy Song yesterday.

As a reminder, two lovely saints' festivals are coming up: St. Nicholas Day on December 6, and St. Lucia Day on December 13.

5 comments:

diana said...

Did you make these dolls yourself! Forgive me I have not been following anyone's blog or doing my own so I am not up to speed....these are adorable....

Melinda Myers, horticulturist diva, says that the garden should not be mulched and put to bed until after the ground freezes...in Milwaukee this would be after Xmas time...so in Seattle you probably have more time to do garden chores.

Oh my I missed your site!!! Already I can't wait to read everything you have been doing! :)

Lone Star Ma said...

Mrs. Thaw is lovely.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

I'm going to PASS OUT from adorable-ness. Oh, how I love them. Are they your first with white hair?

How was your gig yesterday? Well, I hope. Hope the cold is staying away.

Saints and Spinners said...

Diana: It's good to hear from you again! I hope to send you an email today. My girl is home sick today (and in fact, should have stayed home yesterday), so I'll have to see how the day evolves. And yes, I do make the dolls myself. Since I started making these dolls, it's become clear that my eyes are aging. I need direct light on my work.

LSM: Thank you! She's whisking off to California today.

Jules: Thanks! I've done a couple with white hair that I've named "Little King Winter" but I really should have just named them Jack Frost as well. I'll give you a gig update in a bit.

adrienne said...

We have a few inches of snow on the ground now, so it's definitely too late for my neglected garden.

I love Jack Frost and Mrs. Thaw equally even so.