Sunday, May 12, 2013

She Feeds Them Well

 Happy Mother's Day!  I have a new release to share.  It's called She Feeds Them Well.  I confess to being a bird fanatic, and as I type this, there are two starlings splashing in the bird bath right outside my window.  I never get tired of watching their antics. We have several feeders in the yard, which need constant attention.  I particularly enjoy the little yellow finches, but no bird goes away hungry.  My sister is even more obsessed with attracting them to her yard, so I designed this for her.  I used the new Cedar Plank from Lakeside (which I LOVE!), and Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art.  Colors needed are: Forest Glade, Tarnished Gold, Apricot Blush, Soot, Garden Gate, Harvest Basket, Chamomile, Buttermilk, Pomegranate, Tin Bucket, Weathered Barn, Mustard Seed, Old Hickory, Pumpkin Pie, Picnic Basket, Piney Woods, and Espresso Bean.  Stitch count is 127w x 130h. 
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.