Monday, September 7, 2015

Little Sparrow Club...sneak peek

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by on this
Labor Day break!

It is always nice to have a little break, 
but I'm always happy to get back into my 
normal routine!

Today, I'll share a sneak peek of Little Sparrow 
Pinkeep Club's next release...

Untitled so far...will have to choose from my list of 
many possibilities!

The chosen linen is 32ct. Country French ~ Golden Needle.

Also, shown is my little acorn pallet of Autumn threads.

The fabric for the backside of the pinkeep is from 
 Andover Fabrics by Jo Morton.

I had several setbacks in choosing the right
threads for a tree and leaves that are also in this design!

Hope to reveal on Friday's post...hopefully no more 

October's Early American Life magazine
is now available at the newstands.

This is my all time favorite magazine!

In 1999, I was a chosen artist selected by a 
jury for Early American Life's ~
Directory of Traditional Craftsmen.

Also, in 1999, one of my chalkware sheep graced the 
Blue Room Christmas tree at the White House,
during the Clinton administration.

Warm and cozy days are coming soon!

Check out these unusual cows...

Sorry for the bad lighting...anybody know what these 
cows are named?


This cattle is called Belted Galloways (Freisians).  
Affectionately know as "Oreo~cookie Cows".
They are Scottish cattle.

Thank you for providing this info...Lynne!

FREE BUGS:  Word must be spreading down by our pond...

More and more toads are gathering around my Studio lights at 
night...waiting for free bugs!

~ Weekly Soul Food ~

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,
do it with thy might; for there is
no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom,
in the grave, whither thou goest.

Ecclesiastes 9:10...KJV

Well, I'm off to work on stitching Oak leaves!

Many blessing for a great week!

Take care and see you back on Friday.


  1. I keep hoping to get back to my counted cross stitch. My rugs have taken first place. I have a stack of patterns I thought I would have finished by now. I love this one and can't wait to see it.
    I love that picture of those cattle.
    The kitten is a cutie too. We will be hot for awhile longer. Lovely photos today.

  2. Hi Tammy~~ I cannot wait for the release!!!! Loving those co,ours and the backing fabric is a all time favorite of mine...... Ahhhh, greens, golds and shades of browns bring on that beautiful autumnal feel..... Great job!!

  3. Oh my goodness, Tammy. I love your cows. We pass Belted Galloways quite often as our local university recently added them to the field directly across from the entrance into our subdivision. I always thought it looked like they were wearing very large leg warmers. Sadly, leg warmers came out a little late to keep my skirted legs warm waiting for the bus in friged MA winter temperatures. I loved MA anyway. :-)

  4. The new release looks to be fabulous Tammy looking forward to seeing and receiving it! Interesting cows....blessings for a great week...

  5. Oreo cookie cows. That is funny. I am suffering setbacks with color choices on my new project this week also.

  6. Looks great, Tammy! Fall is my season....I just love the colors!

  7. Tammy, do you offer a kit for the little acorn or is it one of your antique treasures? I designed a line of fabric for Andover: theirs is some of the best quality quilting fabric ever made. I have to say that you put together a beautiful package of quality in your kits. Your choice of textile, threads, your graphics, designs and your instructions are top notch. (And I am only seeing them from the blog!) I'm with you, EAL is still the best magazine out there, I still have copies from the 1980's. I actually wrote an article for them many years back on how to make a cornhusk doll. I still have it and may just post it on my blog one day.

  8. Tammy dear ~ Have tried to order the pink shell rings on your etsy site and it will not go through????
    Please let me know how I can order them directly from you..
    I have every EAL issue from inception and received the 2015 Christmas issue today,....pardon the drool...
    Many thanks

  9. Tammy: Shame on you for the tease, I cannot wait for the arrival of this new kit, love the charms, and your animal photos are aso sweet.
    I have never seen this magazine and will look for it this week.