Monday, June 23, 2014

~ Summer Gatherings ~

Warm Summer Greetings to all my 
special friends!

I enjoyed a very relaxing Saturday, 
stitching ALL day on my next 
pattern release....coming soon!

I'm very pleased with the design  of this 
piece and have come up with a couple new finishing
ideas for its big reveal :)


Today I'd like to share some antique pearl shell sewing cases....

This sweet little antique wire basket has red glass beads woven 
into the wire.  These wire baskets were made in many 
different shapes & sizes, and were made in 

These antique sewing cases were made out of real pearl shells,
and the very old ones usually have brass hardware with 
a little chains attached.

Some were designed to be thimble cases, and were usually
lined in the open one shown above.  The bigger
ones would accommodate other sewing necessities.   


On Sunday, I finally got out of the house to go buy 
Marigolds for my Mr. & Mrs. Rabbit Folk 
garden planters....

Here they are sitting on my back porch just waiting
for me to get them planted, which I will be
doing later today.....will share pics
on Friday.


Look at who's taking flying lessons....

My son Sam discovered this little guy in our yard yesterday.

Great pictures Sam....thank you!


My husband Bill was on his way home this morning, and 
come upon this.....

....a large group of 6 Turkey Vultures.  Two of them flew off right before
he got the picture....this was just down the road from our

Usually you'll see a couple at a time, but it's rare to see a 
group of six....must of been something REALLY
tasty to them :(


Last night I had gone out to see what Bill & Sam were working on in 
their shop, so thought I'd share a shop tour of
"BLACK DESIGNS" Auto Restoration....

They currently have five different projects going on.

This is our oldest son Nathan's 1974 Red Ford Bronco, they are trying
to finish this project up...doing the final rewiring and putting
things back together after the paint job.

Our friend David decided to have some extra work done
on his 1969 Yellow Volkswagon bus...

I had shared photos last week, but forgot in include
one of the back the 
~ LIFE IS GOOD ~ sticker!

This next project is a 1969 Ford Mach 1  Mustang Fastback....

I think it's safe to say 'It's going to be awhile before this one is 
road worthy'.

Next is a 1968 Shelby GT 500KR (King of the Road) Fastback....

This is currently the lucky car to be getting a lot of time & energy....they
really want to get this one finished up.

This last one is Sam's daily driver....he's always detailing it, and 
keeps it very clean & shiny....

~ 2007 Mustang GT ~

Their shop is nice, but has too many smells, too cluttered,
so I'll go back to my Studio and stay in my 
comfort zone....designing & stitching!


Here's a laugh for all my fellow Rabbit lovers....

This picture makes me smile & laugh every time I look at it!


While on my evening walk, I snapped this lovely photo....

Every time I walk past this house it inspires me to find some
old copper pretty!


Here's a favorite old photo....

....and now for some weekly 


...whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things 
are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report; 
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,

~ Philippians 4:8  KJV~

This is one of my favorite verses!


I've enjoyed spending time with everyone today and hope
you enjoyed today's post.

Have a lovely week, will visit again on Friday.

~ Kindly, Tammy ~


  1. Lovely post adorable bunny picture!, look forward to seeing your new design...

  2. I shared your post with my husband.... he loved it!!! As the mother of 3 sons I can't tell you how many car shows I've attended along with
    air shows, which I might add resulted in one son becoming a corporate pilot. Your collection of antique sewing cases are so neat ... what treasures!!

  3. I enjoyed your lovely post! The shell cases are so pretty. "My" first car was a '69 mustang, lime gold, fast back - not Mach. It makes my stomach roll a little when I see it sitting in my mom's yard rusting away...

  4. Love, love, love that stretched-out bunny with its wonderful tail...