Friday, March 16, 2018

"Spring Gathering"...

Welcome and happy Friday
needlefolk friends!

Spring is in the air and 
I feel like doing cartwheels!

Today a new pattern is being released to 
 welcome in this joyful time of year...

Stitched on 32ct WDW "Straw" linen,
and 7 overdyed colours (1 CC, 3 Gentle Art, 3 WDW)

From my hand to yours...


Pondering my early days as a young girl, 
my fondest memories were summers spent with my
grandma on her farm in rural Wisconsin.

She taught me the value of working hard,
working with my hands, gardening, caring for
animals, my list is  endless, but my 
 fondest memory was gathering
eggs from the hen house...especially
loved the "Brown Eggs"!

From my antique stash of frames...
Yay, this sweet frame has finally found its soul mate!

This new pattern is now available in my Etsy Shop,
just click on the image below...

Happy Spring & Happy Stitching!


I'm still working every spare moment on trying to 
finish the verse on the antique reproduction 
sampler for Lydia Barnes Pidgeon 1827.

If all goes well, 
my hopes are to reveal the verse
 sometime next week!


The first day of Spring,
 March 20th falls on a Tuesday,
which also happens to be my birthday,
so my family has special plans for
me this weekend...yay!

Scattered Seed Samplers Studio Farm Shop 
will be closed this Saturday, March 17th,
and will reopen next Saturday, March 24th.


Soul Food...

"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure,
then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated,
full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality,
and without hypocrisy."

James 3:17..kjv


Wishing you a fun filled weekend,
and if you haven't seen your first Robin...keep looking
they are out and about!

Kindly, Tammy

In tribute to my little rabbit models...Milly & Molly!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Springing ahead...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Life is good and springing ahead with 
daylights savings time is like icing on the cake!

Sometimes it's hard to believe just how quickly 
time passes by, two years ago I started designing a rabbit 
design but sadly it never got finished!

Last year I had good intensions of finishing it, 
but that didn't happen either!

But, this week I finally finished charting the design!

Here's one of my little helpers giving his "paw of approval"!

with the inspiring help of a few
Studio rabbit friends..the linen & threads 
were carefully chosen!

The model is being stitched on 
32ct WDW "Straw" linen,
and overdyed threads.

Started stitching late last night...a sneak peek of "Rabbit Ears"

Now, I look to my little friends once again as I ponder
the title name for this new pattern!

Yes, this weekend will be filled with the 
joy of non stop stitching!

The new pattern will be released in 
 the next few weeks!



Oh my goodness...only 11 days until Spring!

Please meet my sweet backyard friend Abby!

A few years ago Abby and I became the best of friends 
and her memory will live in my heart forever!

She loved having her picture taken, 
this is one of my favorite photos of Abby 
grazing on fresh dandelions! 


Guess what I love to do while I'm stitching?

That's's the best time for me to drain
my brain and jot down all those random 
to~do's that are floating around
in my head!



We will re~open next weekend!


Soul Food...

"He that hath no rule over his own spirit 
is like a city that is broken down, 
and without walls."

Proverbs 25:28...kjv

Sometimes I really struggle with self~control,
but seeking God's Word and allowing it to seep into my heart
and mind accomplishes many things;
good things, powerful things, things that 
help me to react and display 
self~control in a graceful,
godly way!


Wishing all my needlefolk friends
a stitch filled weekend!

Kindly, Tammy

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sooner Begun...Sooner Done!

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Stitching fills my heart and soul with such a 
sense of peace...quietly sitting and reflecting on the
busy thoughts that flood my soul!

Evenings are my time to enjoy my beloved 
needle & thread...every night this 
week was spent stitching!

Lydia Barnes Pidgeon 1827 Update...
"Perusal"...I love this truly old fashioned word
that is hardly ever used anymore!

PERUSE ~ To read or examine...typically with great care.
Origin...late 15th century

The top portion of Lydia's sampler contains a lovely
verse that consists of 6 full lines!

I have completed 4 lines with only 2 to go!

As soon as those last two lines are finished
I'll be sharing the completed verse.


Wishing you many hours of contentment
with your needle & thread!

I'm excited to get started on a couple 
new pattern releases for the month of March!


will be ...

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my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast, 
always abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know that your labour
is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:58...kjv


Ahhh, my beloved month of March has finally arrived!
Came in like a it will probably go out like a Lion!

My friend Ona already spied a flock of robins in her 
apple trees...I'm still on the out look for my first sighting!

Kindly, Tammy

Friday, February 23, 2018

Prairie Sisters Club...Gift Giveaway

Happy Friday dear needlefolk friends!

Hope everyone enjoyed the last Friday of February!
Our weather here in Wisconsin is cold, damp,
and rainy...but this too shall pass!


Prairie Sisters Handworke Club News...

Today one club members name was drawn
for the antique gift giveaway...

This antique Lusterware scissor holder is the 
chosen item from my personal collection.

Lusterware was in circulation in the early 1900's,
and was typically from Japan.

Congratulation to club member...

Pat R. from Latrobe, California!

From my home to yours, 
the next club giveaway will 
be the end of May.

Praire Sisters Scissor Mat ⚘⚘⚘
In case anyone missed my earlier post on Wednesday,
this is the first club project.

The scheduled ship date is 
Saturday, March 3rd.

Please note...
 "Prairie Sisters" is the only club that will be offered this year.
Memberships are still available, 
for all the details, please click 


While visiting with an old friend this week 
I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful girl...
Please meet "Sasha,
she is just as sweet as she is beautiful!
Loves to spend her time soaking up the afternoon sunshine!

It's been awhile since I've had the opportunity to get out
and get some good wildlife photos, this really made my day...
Just a short drive from our farm, these Bald Eagles nest in
this same tree every year...I finally caught them at just
the right time!


The Studio Shop here on the 
Farm will be closed on 

We will be reopening on 
Saturday, March 3rd.


Soul Food...

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee."

Isaiah 26:3...kjv


Thoughts of Spring and warmer
days ahead are dancing in my head!

Soulfully, Tammy

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Prairie Sisters" Club Update...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I've been laying low the whole month of February,
trying my best to avoid getting the far so good!

But, I'm starting to get cabin fever, 
and really need a fun road trip!

I'm thinking either Minneapolis (Stitchville USA), 
or Madison...decisions, decisions!


Prairie Sisters Handworke Club Update...

Sharing with you today is the first club project...
"Prairie Sisters" Scissor Mat

Model is stitched on 36ct. Edinburgh "Summer Khaki" linen.
The model was antiqued after finishing.

The chosen fabric for the backing...
The Union Blue on this Civil War Reproduction fabric 
was a great match for the sisters dresses!

Today, I will be revealing one of the new club tokens... 

If you notice there are two sets of stitched initials, the TB are mine, 
and the club members name that was drawn to be
included on the charted design is....

JW...Jenny Wright from Canada!
Thank you Jenny for being my long distance stitching sister!

The pattern will also include a charted alphabet,
so you can personalize the scissor mat with your 
 initials and your stitching sister's initials!

If you would like to join "Prairie Sisters" Handworke Club,
memberships are available through my Etsy shop.

To check out all the details, please click on the image below...

More updates to follow this Friday!


Progress is being made on the Antique Reproduction Sampler for Lydia...
Working on this in the evenings for a few hours, 
 the provenance line all stitched...yay!

Lydia Barnes Pidgeon work'd this sampler when nine Years Old 1827

I was planning on working the center section next,
but decided to work the verse instead!


Midweek Soul Food...

If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, 
and take up his cross daily,
and follow me.

Luke 9:23...kjv


Until next time, enjoy a great day!

Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Fresh New Look...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I know it's only February,
but I already have SPRING fever
flowing through my veins!

SPRING...absolutely my most favorite 
time of the year!

My mind is full of fresh new ideas for the 
months ahead!

Sharing with you today is the 
all new look of my pattern cover  page...

The new layout now coincides with my
blog header!

The background color will now be
chosen from a softer palette!

My newest release "Midwinter's Day" will be 
arriving in shops with the new look,
or to purchase the pattern now,
please Click HERE

Hope you like the new look???


"Prairie Sisters" Handworke Club Update...

I am truly humbled by the continued 
support from loyal club members...the above added
club tokens is my way of showing my 
sincere appreciation to all 
members who join my
handworke clubs!

The "Prairie Sisters" club projects will be designed to be 
practical sewing accessories that can be used from your favorite 
   stitching chair or tucked into your favorite
 for upcoming updates!

New members are always welcome,
memberships are available through my Etsy
Shop, for all the details please 
Click HERE


From my stash of unfinished projects...

Frozen in time, 
neatly packed away...just waiting to be resurrected!

Some of you may remember when I 
started this Antique Reproduction Samplers, 
but life happens and sadly I had to set it 

I remember like it was yesterday being so
excited when I finished stitching the third border!

When I unpacked my unfinished work last night,
I gasped in disbelief at how CLOSE this sampler
is to being FINISHED!

I promised myself to do my best to finished 
Lydia's work once and for all!


Weekend Soul Food...

We will always be most victorious when we are in the center of
 God's will.  When we are in God's will, we are able to see our
trials from God's perspective...through the lens of
 His grace and truth...but what is God's will?

The following verse is so perfect in its simplicity....

Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
concerning you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16~18...kjv

~ Be joyful:  Intentionally look for joy in each day. (joy is a choice)

~ Be prayerful: Focus your thoughts on God through prayer. 
                        (turn temptations into triggers to pray)

~ Be thankful:  God's blessings can be seen when we focus on what
                         we DO have rather than what we DON'T have!

"Intentionally look for joy as you pray with a thankful heart"


Until next time, 
I'm off to pick up my needle & thread
 to continue working where I
left off!

Soulfully, Tammy