Hello and welcome to Friday in Wisconsin.
Another busy week has come and gone!
We are anxiously awaiting the news of our second
Our oldest son Nathan, daughter~in~law Becca, and
three year old granddaughter Rachel who now
live in California are expecting a new
baby any day!
Becca's due date is November 18th!
They know it's going to be a boy, but are still
trying to agree on just the right name!
Can't wait to hear what they finally choose!
For today I'm going to share another one of my antique
metal animal pincushions....
~ Peaceful Lion~
I love the old patina especially on its face!
The pincushion is a dark olive green velvet packed with my
favorite traditional sawdust.
This is a nice size pincushion that measures 5" long.
~ FEEDING FEATHERED FRIENDS ~
This is the time of year when I get all stocked up to start
feeding my feathered friends in a little fenced in
winter bird garden that I've created....
This picture was taken LAST winter from out my upstairs
bedroom window....I've added the special effect of
My old rusty barrel will hold two 50 pound sacks of
Nice fresh seeds!
One year I forgot to take the scoop out of the bottom of the barrel
before filling it.....I haven't made that mistake again!
These 50 pound bags are pretty heavy so I usually ask my
son Sam to fill the barrel for me :)
Now I'm all set to start enjoying my feathered friends again!
If the Suet is on sale I always stock up and buy a full flat
of 12 packages....the woodpeckers absolutely LOvE
From this angle you can see how rusty this old barrel is.
I use three clay pot feet to keep it off the cold
Last Sunday on our drive home from Eau Claire we
passed this pretty stained glass window all
This is a little country church that is surrounded by an
This picture was taken in the parking lot of a local hardware
store.....an Amish man patiently waiting while his wife
loads up the car!
What a perfect looking Santa's beard!
~ OUR FIRST SNOWFALL ~
Earlier this week we woke up to our first snowfall!
My rabbits look so quaint!
We didn't get a lot of snow, but just enough to remind us
of what's to come!
~ STUDIO NEWS ~
After releasing my winter pattern "Lady Rachel Ruth",
and my Christmas pattern "Joy to the World" (both available in
my Etsy Shop) I'm now planning ahead to designs for
next year ~ 2015 ~.
I'm planning and sketching up designs for Valentine's Day,
and SPRING (my favorite season)!
Before starting on Valentine's Day I think I'll
do either a small sampler or pinkeep?
I've got so many ideas floating around in my head....hopefully
I'll have decided by next week :)
~ WEEKEND SOUL FOOD ~
The words of the Lord are pure words:
as silver tried in a furnace of earth,
purified seven times.
~ Psalm 12:6...KJV ~
Stay warm and toasty my friends.....take time to stitch!
Check back on Monday to see whats new at
Scattered Seed Samplers.
~ Kindly, Tammy ~