Welcome friends and needleworkers!
Hope you're staying warm during
these cold, cold winter days!
Over the weekend I finished the model for
the Sheepish Needle Samplar Club's third project...
"Country Woolgatherer" pillow
Stitched on 32ct Belfast "Summer Khaki"
using DMC floss.
The chosen backing fabric is a tweed wool...
This style finish is fun and easy to do!
Embellished with a special corner bell...
This is a special imported "German Flat Bell" not like
the ones found here in the United States.
But reminiscent of the ones found on antique sheep...
These imported bells will be included with each kit.
I used to make my own line of chalkware sheep,
back in the late 1990's...
All handmade ~
chalkware bodies, painted faces,
leather ears, wood stick legs
Persian sheep hides for the coats,
red paper collars stamped"Shepherd's Path"
and embellished with imported flat
My husband designed and handmade a full line
of carts to accompany my sheep.
The bridge show in the above photo is a pull cart
with red wheels, and the sheep standing on
the bridge with the wool baskets is my favorite!
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Winter Amish countryside...
The Amish bale their hay the old fashioned way,
I love how they look standing in the field!
I'm not sure what this unusual piece of equipment is?
Very old and primitive!
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Looking out the kitchen window I saw this little
fallen birds nest...so sweet!
We have Rabbit tracks here and there and
just about everywhere, but they all lead
straight to my bird garden!
I enjoy watching the rabbits socializing with my birds!
They all share and share alike!
This is a high traffic area for Rabbits to gather...
We set out a bowl of rabbit food every day during these
cold frigid winter months!
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Good news for all those who are sick of being cold...
Amen...I love Spring!
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Weekly Soul Food...
A word fitly spoken is like
apples of gold in pictures of silver.
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Do you have a joyful smile?
Feeding our Souls is a key ingredient to true
happiness and a life full of passion and purpose.
Have you found what feeds your soul?
For some it is a challenge, for others, they just know
where to find their joy.
Enjoy feeding your soul with good things this week,