Friday, January 20, 2017

It's in the Box...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Some of you may remember the 
antique reproduction sampler I was working
on, Lydia Barnes Pidgeon 1827...

This is the work box where this 
project has been stashed away for
way too long now!


Everything is just as I left it...patiently
waiting for my return!


This sampler is being stitched on 
WDW 40ct. Tin Roof with AVAS silk thread.


This sampler has not only one or two borders,
but THREE...I remember how happy it felt
completing the first border!


And even happier completing the second!


I was on a roll...with the third 
border finished and ready to add 
the little flower buds!


It was so much fun working on the 
wonderful motifs that fill this 
beautiful old sampler!


This was probably the last progress 
photo I shared back in 2016,
before my work schedule got so busy
I had to put it on hold!


However, I did make a great 
deal of progress since that last photo,
I'm currently working on stitching
the verse and a few motifs that
still need to be finished!


So, hopefully in between club kits
and other new releases, I'll be 
able to share the finished model
and finally get this pattern 
released!

Please stay tuned...it's just a matter of time!

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A few of our backyard friends...


A squirrely little fellow enjoying 
sunflower seeds!


Mr. Blue Jay looking so handsome!


Our cottontail friend waiting & watching for my 
husband to set out the bowl of rabbit food!


We're enjoying a little January thaw...
Spring is now only 59 days away!


Country corn cribs filled to the brim!

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Farm Shop
Will BOpen OSaturday
10:00 ~ 3:00



Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

If Saturday's don't fit into your schedule,
please call to make arrangements for a weekday!

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Weekend Soul Food...

When a man's ways please the LORD,
he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:7...KJV

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Hoping you all have a fun filled weekend,
Tammy


























Thursday, January 12, 2017

"Gate Keeper" Pinpoke ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Happy Friday the 13th!

I can honestly say I've had my fill of 
snow & cold weather!

My thoughts are dwelling on warmth & sunshine...
Spring is only 66 days away!

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Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club...
"Gate Keeper" Pinpoke
©2016 Scattered Seed Samplers

A sweet little pinpoke that can
be hung on a favorite hook or on the
key of a cabinet!

Simply insert the end of the key
 through the bone ring, then insert into
the keyhole of the cabinet or a Grandfather Clock!


Everything is finally coming together,
linen, fabric, ribbon, etc.  all cut!

Print shop done!

Assembly line is ready to go for kitting
and bagging everything up! 

Scheduled ship date is on or before
Tuesday, January 10th.

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Earlier this week we had a very
heavy wet snowfall...

Roads were very icy & dangerous!



As the day went on the snow accumulated
very quickly...some of the largest 
snowflakes we've ever seen!

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Wednesday evening Sam took these
very unusual sunset pictures...

He was on his way home...our farm is right
below the bright streak!


This is taken from the back side of our 
farm, showing the big barn and work sheds.

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Farm Shop 
Will Be Open On Saturday...


Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

If Saturday's don't fit into your schedule,
please call to make arrangement for a weekday!

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Sending you warm wishes for
 a wonderful weekend,

Kindly, Tammy


Friday, January 6, 2017

Flying free...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Another bitterly cold day here on the farm,
with a high of only 6°...looking very
forward to warmer days ahead!

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Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club Update...

I'm very sorry for the unexpected delay!

So here's the scoop ~
the distributor that supplies my linen
was closed from December 22nd thru January 3rd!

Coming soon..."Gate Keeper" pinpoke
©2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

Above, is a sneak peek of the chosen
 Reproduction Civil War fabric used for the
pinkeep backing, light mocha ribbon, 
plus the little token of appreciation
charm for this kit will be this
 sweet little ring of keys!


The linen & thread was ordered on Tuesday,
January 2nd, and received the order today...yay!

It's 32ct Belfast "Light Mocha"...yep I'll be 
busy cutting linen, fabric and ribbon!

This will be a fun easy little pinpoke 
with only four thread colors!

I'll be sharing the finished model very soon...thank
you for your patience!

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I have fabulous news ~

Guess who has 
completely recovered and was set 
free back on our farm...

Our wounded Kestrel Falcon friend,
spent his recovery  at the Prairie Du Chien 
rehab center, we were so excited to
see an Animal Control Van pull
into our driveway!

Our hopes are that he'll be able to 
reconnect with his feathered family...sadly we
were unable to get photos of him 
being released!

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Down a winter's country road...

We love exploring untraveled roads!


Wonderful olde wagon!


Love, love, love this style of olde corn cribs...
they are getting as scarce as hens teeth!


Hello, Mr. Snowman!


An olde schoolhouse!


Mighty olde Court House in Vernon County!

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Farm Shop
Will Be Open On Saturday...


Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

If Saturday's don't fit into your schedule,
please call to make arrangements for a weekday!

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Weekend Soul Food...

"If the Son therefore shall make you free,
ye shall be free indeed."

John 8:36...KJV

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Hope your weekend is filled with
some of your favorite things!

Winter Blessings, 
Tammy




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome 2017...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

What a great feeling to wake up this 
morning to a bright sunny January 1st!


Happy New Year all...wishing you
health & contentment!

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The 2017 
Early Maiden Workbasket Club
Update...


Please click HERE to go directly to Etsy for all
the details!

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To welcome in the New Year,
Sam took a couple early morning 
photos of our dwelling place...
Chilly, but very sunny...looking forward to
enjoying this special day!

Lots of snow has melted...
Looks like we need a fresh batch to 
whiten things up gain!

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Also sharing today are a few local 
pics of "The Mindoro Cut"...

I always try to envision the horses
and men chiseling away at these rocks! 


Over the years many people have 
carved their names onto the rocks!


It's so much prettier in the summer
when the trees are full!

Love this old dilapidated barn...not far 
from the Mindoro Cut!

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Sunday Soul Food...

"And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, 
and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God."

Romans 12:2...KJV

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Enjoy a lovely Lord's day,
Tammy


Friday, December 30, 2016

The Early Maiden Workbasket Club...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Ahhh, it feels so good to be getting 
back into a normal routine!

And, I'm over the moon excited about the
New Year and exciting new opportunities that 
are on the horizon!

First off the list, is a new club schedule...
...after much thought I've decided to
only offer one club for 2017!

Coming Soon...

The Early Maiden Workbasket Club!

I'm super excited about this new club,
which offers four kits with the release dates of...

~ February
~ May
~ August
~ November

So, join us as we reflect the simple past,
echo the passion of Early Maidens, 
and become part of a rich 
heritage to future generations!

Membership sign up will be available
through my Esty Shoppe beginning on...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

More details will also be shared here on my 
blog on a special Sunday post!

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Today, I'll be sharing a glimpse of
 Scattered Seed Sampler designs from 2016...
"Abby's Needlekeep"
This was the final kit from the retired 
Humble Hare Handwork Club 2015~2016

Next...
"Country Woolgatherer" Pinpillow
Third club kit from the retired
Sheepish Needle Samplar Club 2015~2016.

Next...
"Rest in the Lord" Scissor Mat
Fourth club kit from the retired 
Sheepish Needle Samplar Club 2015~2106

Next...
"Jewel of Wisdom"
First club kit from the retired
 Schoolgirl Samplar Club ~ 2016

Next...
"Schoolworke Exemplary"
Second club kit from the retired
Schoolgirl Samplar Club ~ 2016

Next...
"Harvest of Plenty"
Third club kit from the retired
Schoolgirl Samplar Club ~ 2016

Next...
"Come Dance with Me" pinkeep
First kit from the retired
Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club ~ 2016

Next...
"Mend Thy Soul" Tailor's Roll
Second kit from the retired 
Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club ~ 2016

Next...
"Pins & Needles" Pinkeep
Third kit from the retired 
Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club ~ 2016

The fourth & final Little Sparrow Club kit
"Gate Keeper"...will be released soon!

Next...
"Martha Howells 1849" 
Antique Reproduction Sampler
(pattern available click onto photo)

Next...
"Be Ye Virtuous"
Bee Samplar (pattern available click onto photo)

Next...
"Peace & Plenty" Scissor Mat
(pattern available click onto photo)

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Farm Shop
Will Be Open On Saturday...


Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

If Saturday's don't fit into your schedule,
please call to make arrangements for a weekday!

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Weekend Soul Food...

"O taste and see that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him."

Psalms 34:8...KJV

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Enjoy a wonderful weekend dear friends!

Blessings, Tammy