Welcome all my special friends...I've got lots of
exciting things to share with you today!
I've been keeping crazy hours trying to stay on schedule
with the model in progress for the Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club!
Finally, rising above the thread issue at 2:00 a.m. on
Monday, I was finally able to make some
headway on the Oak leaves and the final
finishing, late last night.
Then this morning I decided to create a
special "Acorn" to add to the finish!
Finally, I'm ready to share my work with you...
"Harvest Waiting" Pinkeep Pillow & Acorn Fob
©2015 Scattered Seed Samplers
Stitched on 32ct Country French ~ Golden needle.
The model was coffee stained,
and stuffed with carded sheep wool.
The finishing fabric from Andover fabrics by Jo Morton.
Yesterday, while finishing the pinkeep pillow,
I was also admiring my collection of acorns all at
the same time...
These antique acorns have taken years to gather...they
are like trying to find a needle in a haystack!
While antiquing this summer I found these very rare
I've been wanting to incorporate them into one of my
club kits...lovely Amber at its best!
They look like Bakelite, but I'm not positive if they are or not?
After gathering some ideas in my head, I decided to
go "Wool" shopping last night after supper...
I'm very happy with the brown tweed wool I found for the caps
of the acorn, while using Belfast Linen ~ Dark Cobblestone
for the nut, packed with sawdust and rubbed down
with some antiquing stain.
Here is the finished acorn that I made this morning.
So much fun to make!
My two favorite antique acorns...with my handmade one in
the middle...what do you think?
100,000 "PAGE VIEW" GIFT GIVEAWAY...
Oh, how I struggled to start this blog on April 22, 2014...you
have no idea!
I was definitely "at war" with my computer,
but determined to win the battle!
My heart is truly filled with joy to reach this milestone
number of 100,000 page views...all my thanks goes to YOU
my faithful friends and followers!
Thank YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart for helping
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Please leave a comment at the end of the post letting me
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I sincerely thank you for your continued
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I love receiving packages in the mail... how about you?
I received a highly anticipated package from the very
talented and "True Folk Artist" ~
David Schump of "The Art Tramp"
Just look at the high quality of craftsmanship in
this beautiful "Heart in Hand" Threadholder & Pinkeep...
I love the phrase... Hands to Work ~ Hearts to God!
When I visited his web site, and saw this incredible
work of art, I knew right away I had to have one!
He offers them in different colors of wood stain,
and velvet's for the pinkeep.
I love symbolism and chose a black/brown stain
with a red rubbed edge and warm white velvet heart.
Thus, symbolizing "Purity of Heart", the dark wood (sin),
red rubbed edge (cleansing blood of the Lamb), white
heart (forgiveness of sin ~ clean slate).
It sits on a table beside my stitching chair, every time I look
at it I'm just amazed at David's rare incredible talent!
Here is a glimpse of some of David's other offerings...
I thought this quality of workmanship was a thing of the past...until
I found David Schump's work!
Isn't his work just amazing!
Even David's business card is so cool!
Here David's contact information if you would like to treat
yourself to something extraordinary!
I had the pleasure of using my special
helping hand last night ...
Stitching the seam on "Harvest Waiting" pinkeep.
It's back, it's back...Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte...
I'm planning on treating myself to a cup this weekend!
~ Weekend Soul Food ~
Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.
Blessings for a relaxing weekend...see you on Monday!
Don't forget to enter your name for the gift giveaway...just by
leaving a comment.