Friday, June 12, 2015

~ Happy Hearts Rejoice Pinkeep Nest ~

Welcome friends to the start of a great weekend!

Do you have something special planned for 
your weekend?

Every morning I'm greeted with happy little birds 
singing their hearts out...

I knew from early on that I would title my next finish
for the Little Sparrow Pinkeep club ~ 

"Happy Hearts Rejoice" Pinkeep Nest

The back side is finished with Civil War Reproduction fabric,
Mill Book Series Circ 1852.

The center seam is embellished with a handwork
stitch called "Cretan Stitch".

The finished size of my pinkeep nest is 8" across,
which includes the rise from the filling.  Not including
that rise it would measure approximately 7" across.

~ Firmly packed with 2 full quarts of sawdust ~

Please note the finished size may vary depending on how it is packed.

The full tutorial for this pinkeep is scheduled for 
Monday, July 20th.

Club members ~ your kit is scheduled to ship on
the first day of Summer, Monday June 22nd.
(the 21st falls on a Sunday)

32 count Belfast Platinum linen is all cut!

Civil War fabric is cut and ready to go, 
all that's left is going to the print shop...yay!

If you're not a club member and would like
to become a Little's never to late to join!

Many payment options are available...YOU 
choose the method YOU prefer!

For all the details here is the link that
will take you to the direct listing 
in my Etsy Shop ~

Now, here is a special message from a 
Little Sparrow Worker...

Isn't my young Mourning Dove the sweetest thing!

Mama and papa dove wake me up every morning
with happy hearts of cooing!

My Fed~Ex driver brought me more back ordered linen...

Weeks Dye Works 32 count "Beige" it!

My friend Ona stopped to see me this morning and
told me about a fun little shop that just opened
only a few miles away!

So I dropped everything to go check it out!

I instantly spied this hand pointing up as I entered the shop.

Couldn't wait to get back to the Studio to dress it up...what do
you think?

My Grandmothers old embroidery hoop, and topped
with a Little Sparrow Thimble!

A lovely addition to my "hand" collection...thank you Ona!

My son Sam kindly unloaded my white treadle iron...

I decided to put it on the back little herb
pots are still waiting to be filled!

Mr. Toad (keeper of my rusty old birdseed barrel),
who also resides on the back porch...

....gave His stamp of approval!

Thursday, we enjoyed a steady gentle rain all day long...just 
what my Iris's needed!

Wisconsin's countryside is so beautiful this time of year...

Rolling hills and fields of green.

~ Weekend Soul Food ~

To every thing there is a season, 
and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.

~ Ecclesiastes 3:1~2...KJV ~

Thank you for joining me today!

Take care and enjoy a great weekend!

Kindly, Tammy
Scattered Seed Samplers 


  1. Oooh, WDW Beige fabric is a favorite linen of mine. They're looking particularly buttery in your photo! After a hectic week and day at work, this post is a calming one. Thanks!

  2. What a lovely post. I am so glad you found such a fun thing as that big 'ol hand. :)

  3. Beautiful pictures. LOVE how you "dressed" your hand.
    Hugs :)