Contributors: Francesca

Francesca

Meet Francesca

I entered this world on December 13, 2004, in Pinewood, Minnesota. I’m a bit older and certainly far wiser than Sharkey. Like Sharkey, I’m also friendly and quite curious, but I’m more cautious about letting my curiosity get me into trouble. I must admit that we do have fun together. I just know when to stop. Martha describes me as being a bit obsequious, but that’s just my ability to pull the wool over her eyes. I’m just clever! I do have a high opinion about myself, and my fashion sense is magnifique! In fact, Je suis fabuleuse (I am fabulous.)

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Watching a movie

Watching a movie

Posted by Francesca

You may have heard Martha talking about how we, Frenchies, love watching movies.  Most of the time, we curl up in her bed and watch what she has on.  However, the other day, we were in our blog studio and opened a package that came in the mail.  At first, we thought it was a …

We want to be Rockettes!

We want to be Rockettes!

Posted by Francesca

The last time we went to Martha’s television studio, we met some of the Rockettes, those famous dancers from Radio City Music Hall.  They made an appearance on the show.  Sharkey and I met them backstage and they were all so lovely and friendly.  Of course, being adventurous Frenchies, our imaginations went a little crazy.

Helping the guys

Helping the guys

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If you’ve been reading Martha’s blog, then you know that the ground’s crew has been very busy burlapping practically everything in sight.
We, Frenchies, went to supervise their progress and we felt a little sorry for the guys, so we decided to chip in. We found out that sewing is really fun, so next step …

Francesca ponders her beauty

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Wow! Wenda Millard, Martha’s CO-CEO, gave us this fabulous Faberge sculpture for Christmas. It’s of me, Francesca! It’s only about 5-inches tall but it’s very, very heavy. Martha says it’s real rock crystal and she likes to keep it on display in the dining room. I wonder why Sharkey didn’t get one?

A visit to Yale University

A visit to Yale University

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Last Saturday, we piled in the car and Carlos drove us to New Haven, Connecticut, the home of Yale University.  Martha wanted to go to the Yale University Art Gallery to see a very special exhibit called ‘Mary Delany and her Circle.’  Mary Delany was an 18th Century Englishwoman who made extraordinary botanical collages out …

Behind the scenes of a TV shoot

Behind the scenes of a TV shoot

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Thursday was really busy at the farm.  Martha was home that day, but instead of relaxing, she was hard at work, as usual.  There were photo shoots going on for the magazine and the TV crew was there for some gardening segments.  Here are some photos from behind the scenes of the television shoot with …

Let sleeping cats lie

Let sleeping cats lie

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Do you remember hearing about the new calico Persian kittens that came to live with us?  Sharkey and I don’t get to see them too often, as they still like to hide.
However, the other day, we finally came across the one called Empress Tang and thought that maybe we could play together.
No way that was …

An amazing cookie

An amazing cookie

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Wandering around the house the other day, I happened upon a most amazing cookie.  I called Francesca over to have a look.  It was so finely decorated and it reminded us of a photo we once posed for.  Apparently, someone copied that very same photo in icing!  Very awesome indeed!

Alexis's new bathtub

Alexis's new bathtub

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On Thanksgiving, we did so much walking around in New York City that my little paws were kind of sore.  Martha thought it would be a good idea to give them a soothing bath in Alexis’s new bathtub.  When I heard ‘bath,’ I kind of panicked, however, Martha was true to her word and it …

Thanksgiving with Martha, Kevin, and Alexis in NYC

Thanksgiving with Martha, Kevin, and Alexis in NYC

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We Frenchies hope you all had a very pleasant Thanksgiving.  Martha decided not to cook dinner at home this year.  Instead, we went to New York City where we met up with Kevin and Alexis.  We spent the whole day walking and sightseeing and visited many friends.  It was fun and quite an adventure.