Monday, February 23, 2015

~ Down Abby Lane ~

Hello dear fiends, hope everyone enjoyed a 
great weekend!

It's hard to believe this is the last week of February!

The sun is out today and things are even melting...yeah!


In anticipation of green grass to come, here is a sweet
little sewing basket lined with green satin...

Thinking on things in pretty shades of green definitely fills
my heart with joy!


~ Down Abby Lane ~

All winter I've been trying to get a photo of my sweet
wild rabbit friend Abigail aka Abby.

  Abby comes up to the farmhouse to eat right around dusk, and
 in that dark lighting it's hard to get a descent photo.

Now that it's staying light out longer I finally got a 
picture of her eating.....

Still not a great picture, but at least you can see her!

We set a bowl of special rabbit food under an old Bronco that's
waiting to be restored.  

In the summer that was always her favorite hang out!


Several years ago I set this iron sheep doorstop in an 
outside window ledge in hopes of turning rusty.'s looking just right!

It's amazing how the natural elements change things!

This was a reproduction sheep, so I didn't mind putting it outside.


While waiting for that grass to turn green,  a great 
pass time is paging through some of my favorite books...

~ They Made Do ~

From Jill Peterson & Cheryl Jones ©2014
Hardcover ~ 175 pages

Hard working pioneer hands!

~ Table of Contents ~

We live in such a wasteful, throw~it~away society, this book
will fill you with great ideas for recycling some of those
things you might be thinking of throwing!

Candle ideas!

Patching up an old doll or toy?

Creative ideas for using corncobs!

 Think twice about throwing out a unique old sock or mitten....

Patched up these make great Christmas decorations!

Let your imagination run wild with the old things laying around
your house!

Creative handle to replace the missing one or lining a large
hole in a basket!

I have a few of my Grandmother's old baskets that could be 
given a new makeover!

I love this basket mending idea!


Look at what I passed while walking from the 
farmhouse out to the Studio this morning....

A single ice~cycle glistening in the bright sunlight!


~ Weekly Soul Food ~

But the path of the just is as the 
shining light, that shineth more and more
unto the perfect day.

~ Proverbs 4:18...KJV ~


Hope you fill up your week with lots a creativity!

I'm going to look for my Grandmother's old cloths pin
basket...I'll show it on Friday.

Kindly, Tammy ♫


  1. Oh my goodness, you feed Abby. What a lucky wild (sort of) rabbit. Thanks for the pic, it was sweet. Stay warm... C

  2. Tammy: I like the basket, just think soon very soon warm weather, I love your sheep, it looks like he is trying to sneek a peek in the window.
    I do repurpose almost everything, I have even made pin cushions from old socks.
    Wicked looking ice cycle.

    Happy stitching.

  3. Wonderful the book and history within it.Is the sheep going to be left out or brought indoors now that it is just right?

  4. Tammy
    Hi, I received my charts, & needles
    I was delighted :-) I love your blog you
    Have such lovely shares ...
    I felt as though I had met your soul before
    As I read through the blogs, Thank you for your lovely shares, & your love of The Lord you so freely display ~ I look forward to more~
    Blessings Be Unto You
    Thawing out soooon I hope
    In Ohio <3