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Monday, April 9, 2012

Tomatoes, strawberries, a boy & his dog...

Hi folks!
what a beautiful day it has been here today...sunny, breezey & warm.
perfect day to create a few new goodies for this coming saturday's
Spring Open House!

I made these tomato & strawberry pincushions from old red mohair & green wool ~

I stuffed them with sawdust, stained them
...and spiced them up with cinnamon before baking them a bit...

I think they look swell in this old basket,
...displayed next to my old gardening hat, don't you?

Tomorrow I'll be making bees, a couple of rabbits
...and who-knows-what else!

and i just had to share a couple of pics of Peter & Buddy...
they share a special bond and love each other so much ~
and we can certainly see that!!

just hangin' out with each other...
enjoying the sunshine :)

Buddy's such a little guy, isn't he?

Just Dad & Me....

...our gentle giant & fierce protector, Lazy's Best Friend
and Pete's faithful companion...

aren't we blessed that animals choose to love us at all?
never judging, always happy to see us and be with us.

I know we're blessed to have them in our lives, and couldn't imagine
not having their company and friendship in our lives...

Hoping that you all have a furry-someone
who thinks you're the most awesome thing ever!

Blessings from the Farm!


  1. Oh Lori, I love the tomatoes & strawberries, they are delightful! I love the smell of sawdust (that's from being raised in a woodshop) and cinnamon. Mmm... I can just smell them now.

    Holy Moly, your little fur baby looks like a lion, lol! Cute pics of a boy and his dog =]

    Have an awesome week, sweet friend~

  2. What a great love between these two! Our fur babies are so special to us!! We always love seeing you and your critters!!

  3. the maters and berries are ooh la la sweet...but it's those two boys making me heart sing...nothing like a best friend with fur to make life as good as it gets...

  4. i think most everybody has a fur baby or two to love em! denise

  5. Your doggie is so sweet, looks as big as a lion!! Love your handmades!!

  6. Hi Lori,oh I love your handmade tomatos and berries,how great they look in the strawhat. Also in love with your beautiful furry companion,now theres a dog. Blessings Francine.

  7. I lovethe strawberries and that pooch...what a furbaby!

  8. I LOVE when you post about Buddy, if only I could have one that wonderful. I had a smaller version, Bouvier and it was just like that, my best friend.
    You are right when you are picked to love the furry angels! Just love him to bits.

  9. Love the fuzzy little tomatoes. Nice job. Cute pics of Buddy and the Man. I love the love we receive from our animals; so deep and unconditional.

  10. Awwww. I love seeing pics of your fur babies!! You are so right about the unconditional love- quite unlike most of us humans. Certainly many good lessons to learn from our fuzzy friends. :-)
    Love the berries. I so wish I could head your way Saturday! xxoo

  11. What a dog! My vote for the next pooch this family brings home is a Great Pyreneese. Such faithful, protective, wonderful dogs! Our current pooch is a German Shepherd mix...and she's aging. I'm not looking forward to my youngest son having to say goodbye to our dog when she goes. =(

  12. Oh, my! Buddy is a big boy but he looks so sweet.
    Hugs :)

  13. Love the tomatoes and strawberries; their color is wonderful. Great pics of the buddies!

  14. LOVE the fuzzy fruits! What a dog. I would love to wrap my arms around a pooch like Buddy.

  15. Buddy is huge. Lots to love there and looks like his heart is just as big. Give him a big pooch smooch for me :) Love your fuzzy fruits too.

  16. Love your pieces Lori, very sweet :)
    What great shots of two best friends. would love to see the saddle that goes with that big boy.. Wow!!

  17. Beautiful strawberries and tomatoes Lori.
    I was working on strawberries too ~ yours are so much better than mine!!!
    Oh my gosh that is one big dog ~ but so beautiful!!! What kind of dog is that??? We have 3 goldens that we adore very much.
    Prim Blessings

  18. Lori, I don't know which is more beautiful? Your tomatoes and strawberries are gorgeous, as is your dog!

    Happy belated Easter to you, thinking of you and wishing you well too!


  19. I love big Buddy! Those pics show a story of true love. I bet you could spin a couple skeins of yarn off him. :-)

  20. Lori~ love them Berries & Tomatoes~
    and your big old Pooh Bear, what a Pooch~

  21. Lori your pup is such s sweet wonder you guys love him so much. :0). I love your new strawberries too.

  22. I love love love the tomatoes and strawberries. They will go fast. What a beautiful dog you have. A gentle giant I am sure. I love this post. Thanks. -Steph-

  23. Lori, they're just the best...and we're on the same line I posted pumpkins/tomatoes pincushions today!!!greetings from Italy!

  24. Lori
    It was so heartwarming when I stumbled upon your blog and saw the pics of Peter and Buddy. You can see how much they love each other. He is the most gorgeous dog I think I've seen. What kind of dog is he? I love animals. I have a Schnoodle and she is so loved. Our pets bring us such comfort and love. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. Your berries are awesome!!
    Blessings, Linda


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