I had to include a duck on the sampler in honor of these two. They practically live in our front yard. I suspect they have a nest on the golf course, but show up daily for the cracked corn I throw their way. It's a real zoo around here at times. A rabbit lives under the rosemary bush and is often seen beside the ducks, along with a dozen of gambel's quail, and the occasional road runner.
And totally unrelated are the two big jars of buttons. It was late one night and I was browsing EBay when I came upon the auction for 12lbs of buttons. There was only 14 minutes until the end of it, and I was curious enough to bid. I love vintage buttons, but I think I was even more intrigued to see just how many made 12lbs worth. I found these big Ball replica jars at Hobby Lobby, which perfectly hold most of them. I have no idea what I will do with them all, but it's safe to guess that a future design will include a few.