Thursday, July 18, 2013

Beginning Stages

Well, to my surprise there wasn't a Farmgirl Sisterhood Chapter in Nova Scotia when I went looking for likeminded ladies. Not that there isn't a bajillion creative goddesses out there but c'mon! Even PEI has two Chapters!! So I decided to take the proverbial bull by the horns and start one here in Halifax. I was tempted to wait because I'm in the middle of a giant life-altering (for me) move and since I'm moving out to the country I was tempted to wait until I was settled there. Pshyeah right. Nah. Too many cool things to do or at least plan while I pack up my house.

So unless the group changes the name at a later date the name of the Chapter is Hedge Herb & Hobbies Halifax in honor of the title of my home which I sanction The Hedge. The rest of the name hints at the variety of creative hijinks I'm sure will ensue. My own specialty includes Herbalism and Wildcrafting Herbs but I dabble in every craft I can get my hands on; Knitting, Rug Hooking, Sewing, Writing, Folklore/Spellcrafting, Decoupage, Scrapbooking . . . you name it I'll try it.

I don't have a farm per se, but I do have the farmgirl spirit which if you are familiar with Mary Jane Butters philosophy, "We are Sisters — a sisterhood of farmgirls. We’re country, we’re city, and every texture and stripe in between. It’s not at all about where we live, but how we live." Check out the website here: http://maryjanesfarm.org/



When I get settled in September I will host the first meeting. Unless I get inundated with interested parties and then we'll have to find a venue to hang. I've already got my first project in mind. But don't worry there's a whole slew of project ideas. Like these ones I've got on the HH&HH Pinterest Board: http://pinterest.com/havran/hedge-herb-hobbies-halifax/

If your interested in sharing your ideas and talents with others, having a laugh or two, and eating delectable treats contact the Chapter through the following website and hopefully I'll see you soon:
http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/Chapters/ContactUs.asp?ChapterID=2411