Tuesday, July 12, 2011

They Say It's Your Birthday

But so is Tennessee!
Danny and I took a drive through Middle Tennessee the other day and these were some of the things that we saw. 
It's not just anywhere that they would trust you to come get the key to the shop.  This was in a small antique shop in Bell Buckle TN.

Downtown Bell Buckle lots of little shop, fun little place to stop.

Just liked the looks of this building

The Webb School a college prep school in Bell Buckle founded in 1870

One of the original buildings on the Webb campus

Do not forget to go to the national cornbread festival in South Pittsburgh home of Lodge cast iron pots

Lots of water in this section of TN

This little valley is Dunlap nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

McMinnville nursery capital  

Danny looking for fish.

Neat log cabin

One Lilly the deer did not get.

These next pictures are taken through my sewing room window.  I had been watering the flowers at the back of the house and this is who stopped by to take a bath.  Forget the cute little mocking birds, blue jays and robins this was one hot Hawk that need a cool bath.  I have been talking about this for days.

So now on to what I have been doing in the heat.  Well sewing in the air conditioned house of course.

Stacy Nash pin drum

All the different sides featuring the little strawberries on top.
I used French General fabric for the top of the drum.

I have to say I'm quite proud of this piece so much so that I had to make two.
It is by Pineberry Lane, but look inside the tiniest tomato and a little pin keep that tells you exactly what it is.
It is all in a hand painted 4 inch square box.

Oh but it is summer and the vegetables are coming in.
These little carrots just got picked, they are from a Stacy Nash pattern, I couldn't wait to whip them up.

You will also notice the little seed packet that I put my Love-in-a-Mist seeds in.
Since it is my Birthday and I have had tons of birthday wishes, I would like to share a carrot and a packet of seeds with one of you!

If you would like to find a home for this lonely little carrot please leave a comment and if your not already a follower I would love to invite you to follow my blog.  I will draw names on Sunday the 17th.
So Happy Birthday Everyone!


Margaret said...

Happy birthday to you, as the inimitable Paul McCartney would say in his song. :D My b'day is coming up as well. And of course I'd love to win the carrot! I believe i'm already a follower too. I love what you've been whipping up in the comfort of your ac.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Hi, found your blog through a series of clicks, now a follower. I especially love your 3D items. Please enter me for the little carrot and seeds. They will bloom well here in the UK! Happy Birthday Irene xx

Anonymous said...

"Love in a Mist" is one of my favorites! Thank you
for entering me in the drawing. It has been hot in
Tennessee but I hope your birthday is/was and always
will be wonderful! Ginny from Cookeville

Anonymous said...

hey Carmen
Happy Birthday! I hope it is a good one! Have a great year as well.
I would love to have a chance to win, that carrot is just to cute!
Thanks for the chance
Darlene N

samplerlover said...

Oh I have always loved these carrots. Can I also enter your give away. I am one of those who checks out your blog everyday - Sandra.

Kim said...

Love, love your carrots! (THE PIN DRUM TOO!) You are a great needlewoman and (THE BOMB) finisher!! I visit all the time and love all your creations!! Happy Birthday Carmen!! Hope it is wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday!!! I would love to win!!
Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks, Bridget

Anonymous said...

I didn't win last time so maybe I'll be lucky with this one? Sure hope so!