Monday, October 5, 2015

Acorn Pinkeep Gift Giveaway ~

Hello friends, hope all is well in your
corner of the world!

Ahh, wonderful weekends!
Sunday's are my favorite day of the peaceful!

Yesterday, I started charting a "Secret Sampler" that will
be worked on....only on Sundays!

I'll share little tid bits until I'm ready to release it.

The stitch count will be 192W by 209H, 
and the model will be stitched on 36 count linen.

Would you like to win one of my handmade acorns?

This Acorn pinkeep is firmly packed with sawdust,
embellished with a real acorn cap,
and measures approximately 1"W by 1.5"H.

This giveaway includes exactly what you see in the photo; 

 Cluster of Bittersweet Berries, 
Acorn and vintage stick pin

To enter your name in this drawing simply leave me 
a comment telling me;

"What your favorite day of the week is?"

You can leave a comment at the end of this post OR
on my facebook page (located on the sidebar) OR 
 by emailing me at 

The winning name will be announced on Friday's post.

Saturday was spent stitching on the soon to be released
model for "The Sheepish Needle" Samplar Club...

Kits will include two of these small pearl shell rings...hope to
reveal the finished model on Monday, October 12th.

Look at these wonderful Morning Glories I passed while on
one of my walks to the post office...

I've always wanted to plant some Morning Glories but 
time always seems to get away from me!

While at my local print shop these 
beauties were just screaming to have their
picture taken...

These are growing in the alley right behind the print shop!

I decided to get a closer look...

Aren't they fascinating, but wait till you see the 
busy bees working hard...

 First, they tunnel their whole body down into the 

Then they start backing their little "bee butts" back out and
onto the next flower!

I love pulling over whenever I see a 
great old barn...

What a the old stone foundation!

This awesome barn is only a couple of miles from our 
farm on a twisty turny country road.

Surrounded by corn fields.

Nice old sliding door with neat looking vents above it.

I just love old building and about you?

My needle and thread are calling my name...I'm off
to start stitching a special sheep on my sampler!

Will share another progress update on Friday.

Weekly Soul Food

I can do all things through 
Christ which strengtheneth me.

Philippians 4:13...KJV

Until Friday, busy hands make happy hearts!

Fresh Raspberries are really good this 
time of year!

Country blessings, Tammy


  1. My favorite day of the week is every day of the week...I truly treasure the simple pleasures I am blessed with each day...I know this sounds corny but I try very hard to live a thankful existence.
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart

  2. This acorn is so cute and I so want it!
    My favorite day of the week is every day that the good Lord has seen fit to allow me to awaken and enjoy life and all his blessings. If I were still working I'd probably say Saturday - lol.

  3. LOL, I just read Patricia's comment - seems we are of the same mind set! Praises be!

  4. My favorite day of the week is Friday and the anticipation of the entire weekend ahead. Plus I get to read a new blog post from you!
    Blessings, Patti

  5. Wow, I love that acorn! I love Monday, it's the start to a new week!


  6. My favorite day has to be Friday also.
    It means 2 days of relaxation and stitching!

  7. Each day holds new possibilities, new opportunities, so I too would have to say that each day is a special one. I am thankful for each new day, and the blessings that may unfold~ Love the quote from Anne of Green Gables, "Each day is fresh and new with no mistakes."

    Thank you for your special offering, and your beautiful blog. Always a joy to see your posts~


  8. The acorn is so cute! I would like to have it. My favorite day of the week is Friday! It is the start of the weekend!

  9. The acorn is so cute! I would like to have it. My favorite day of the week is Friday! It is the start of the weekend!

  10. Everything you do is wonderful. My favorite day of the week is Monday. Carolyn

  11. My favorite day of the week is Sunday! The acorn is exquisite!!!! You know how my heart sings for acorns, squirrels and ravens. As a child I would gather up acorns and stuff my pockets full of them, As strange as it may sound, when we went to the cemetery to visit my grandfather I would take those acorns and decorate his headstone with them. I never met him but I wanted to do something nice for him. And the bittersweet.......glorious. I will consider myself very blessed should I be able to make a home for this lovely piece!

  12. I love the acorn and would love to have it. The pictures are lovely.

  13. OMGosh ... Everyday is wonderful as I am thankful for the blessings that keep on coming. Must say Sunday is BEST of ALL, as it brings me and my family closer together than the often hectic days of the week.
    I love acorns and have a good selection of them that we gathered as they fell from the majestic Oak Tree growing in our backyard while living in VT.
    Love your Blog ... Peace to all as always, Barb

  14. Sundays! Rest and restoration! Morning Glories are my favorite. My grandmother had beautiful trellises full of Morning Glories!!! Thank you for these blessings!

  15. My favorite day has to be Sunday, the Lord's Day. I am really in love with your little cute acorn. Love it.

  16. My favorite day of the week is Saturday. Love your acorn and would love to win it.

  17. I love Thursday in anticipation of Friday and the start of the weekend!

  18. Whatever day it is ... that's my favorite. I try to live each day as our Lord told us too. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is it's own trouble. Matthew 6:34 The acorn is delightful. My fingers are crossed. :~)

  19. Favorite day of the week--hmm hard to decide between Tuesday and Saturday. Tuesday because I find it to be my most productive, Saturday--DIY, college football, get to sleep later

  20. Friday is my favorite day of the week....I will have them off for only the rest of the year and love the jump start on the weekend.

  21. The morning glories and barn are beautiful!! Thank you for the giveaway!! My favorite day of the week is SONday.

  22. My favorite day is Saturday. I work full time so a day spent with my family and my Golden retriever Murphy is the best! I love this acorn, so sweet!

  23. Of course my favorite day of the week is the one that I receive one of your beautifully packaged club kits.

  24. My favorite day is Thursday, as I either go to my hooking group of my quilting group and enjoy a few hours of friendship while working on my current project.

  25. my favorite day is Friday .... it already tastes the weekend....your acorn is magnificent, I hope to get lucky !!!!

  26. I would have to say's my most productive day...... The pin keep is adorable....


  27. I adore this little acorn. My favorite day of the week is Tuesday, or any day that I am stitching. :-)

  28. Hello Tammy! My favorite day of the week is Sunday. I look forward to it all week. I love attending worship and many times we go to lunch in the fellowship hall immediately after. It feels so GOOD to be surrounded by faith filled friends.
    Your acorn is precious and I thank you for offering it. I posted a few old barns on blog last week. Love them.

  29. My favorite day is very day since my retirement, but Sunday is the best slow sewing and a one pot meal Beautiful pictures

  30. The acorn is so sweet Everyday is so different but i would choose Monday as its the start of a new week and Ive just had a day of rest in Sunday Thank you for offering up the acorn
    linda m

  31. That acorn is so darn cute. My favorite day of the week is Saturday. My grandchildren sleep over every Friday and we spend most of the day Saturday with them.I do love spending Sunday with the family too.

  32. I love your blog! Thank you for the cute acorn giveaway! My favorite day of the week is Sunday -- we always get to worship God with our faith community. Four months out of the year I get to teach my precious 3 to 5 year olds in Sunday School. Every Sunday we have some or all of our grown kids and little grandkids together for "family lunch" - either we eat out or have a cookout in our backyard or settle around the table in our teeny little downsized cottage. And once a month on Sunday afternoons I get together with my closest friends to quilt and celebrate whoever's birth month it happens to be. I work full time as a secretary Monday through Friday and keep busy with volunteer work ALL the time; but those Sundays are just precious to me.

  33. I would have to say that every day of the week is my favorite. I so appreciate the life that God has chosen to bless me with, so each day is a gift and full of possibilities. The acorn is adorable and I would love a chance to win.

  34. I am an every day girl too. But that being said , Sunday is extra special. All my work is done, church and lunch date with hubby and then a quiet day with needle and thread, good book - very blessed. I have the perfect spot for that acorn!

  35. Love the sweet acorn - my favorite day is Monday. I love new beginnings. :) blessings, marlene

  36. My favorite day of the week is Sunday! After church, it's a family day, dinner, visiting, enjoying the day. Love the acorn, you're so generous with your giveaway!

  37. Friday is my current favorite day. The house is quiet. I can sleep in or stitch, or work on work stuff, clean :-), or whatever I feel like doing. I too love barns. There is nothing like the peace that washes over me when I drive out to the farm where my mom lives.

  38. My boys are at the age where they are doing more and more on their own, so I'd say my favorite day is any day that my family gets to spend together. Love old barns!

  39. Love the acorn. Friday is my favorite day.

  40. My favorite day is Friday. Getting ready for the weekend.

  41. oh dear, I erased my message by accident. Love your post, have a thing for old barns myself. i have been trying to follow you by email but I cannot figure out how. Sunday is my favorite day. Time to be close to God and nature. Time for good food and family.
    A relaxing day. For 30 years we went to mom's every Sunday. I miss those times.

  42. My favorite day of the week since I was in grammar school has been Friday!! I always felt like I was on the horizon of unlimited possibilities with Friday evening, Sat and Sun ahead of me!! Your work is spectacular!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the beautiful acorn!! Lisa

  43. Well fiddle dee dee, Of course I would love to win your acorn, acorns are my favorite things. My favorite day of the week is Friday, because our country road is SO quiet on the weekends without everyone driving back and forth to work. I am home all week, and I really love the peacefulness of the weekend.

  44. I would love to win your acorn! My favorite day of the week, hmm...Thursday. Why? Because it's the day before Friday, I begin to breathe and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. As a 4-10 hour days worker, I call Thursday 'Friday-eve'!

    I love old buildings and barns too. The Morning Glories are impressive! We have some here iin my yard in Arizona but they only come out when we're in the middle of our Monsoon. Too dry otherwise! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  45. Your acorn is amazing! Favorite day of the week is Thursday, out to lunch with stitching friends.

  46. Hi Tammy, My favorite day of the week is Sunday when I can relax & regroup for the coming week ��. Thank you

  47. Favorite day of the week is Mondays, when my stitching group meets. Love the acorn - would look perfect with my squirrel pincushion.