design by Tammy Black of Scattered Seed Samplers
Designed as a drum pinkeep, I loved the entire design so much that I wanted to see it all at once. So it became a sawdust stuffed pillow backed with a great vintage calico that I picked up at an estate sale some time ago.
I love the little orange triangles on the sides.
and the squirrels and bittersweet, of course :)
I love squirrels with their sweet faces and bushy tails. So busy this time of year working on their winter stores of provisions. We have so many in our neighborhood with all of its many mature trees.
They amuse me with their antics as long as it doesn't include eating my home grown produce :)
Here are a few of my favorite squirrels:
A vintage Steiff squirrel surrounded by chalkware acorns
in an old treen trencher with make do repair.
Another vintage Steiff squirrel with velvet acorns on an antique candle holder.
Sweet squirrel by folk artist Ginny Henson.
And my newest dear squirrel by Lori Ann Corelis of The Spotted Hare.
While growing up, I remember walking with my grandfather hunting for the few rare black squirrels that resided in his neighborhood. I was so thrilled a few years back to spy a few in my own neighborhood now - they brought back sweet memories.
Isn't that face so sweet :)
Who is wise and understanding among you?
Let them show it by their good life,
by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.