Friday, September 15, 2017

Itching to Clean!

Welcome and happy Friday
needlefolk friends!

I'm finally back after enjoying
some much needed cleaning time...
My mission for September was to 
transform my bedroom into a fitness friendly haven!

By completely rearranging my bedroom,
I was able to add my was in our guest
room and very inconvenient!

Next, was to dump everything out of my 
two large armoires, only keeping the clothes that 
currently fit...everything else to charity!

This week I'm doing the same with my closet!
I tend to have pack rat tendencies,
 I'm loving everything about finally purging 
my space...SO LIBERATING!!

Love these new hangers and accessories...
 Found this "JOY" brand at my local Target store,
I purged all my old plastic style hangers, 
replacing them with nice metal ones!

The flower hanger is for organizing all my scarfs.

The closet is a huge project...hope to finish up next week!


My cleaning time is a great thinking & dreaming
time for my also cluttered mind!

October is just around the corner,
so I've been giving a lot of thought to 
Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club's next project.
So far, 
I can tell you that the chosen linen will
 be Weeks Dye Works 36ct. "Straw", 
and a very lovely Civil War fabric
 has been chosen to compliment
 this overdyed linen.

I'll share with you as soon as the linen arrives!


I caught a glimpse of two very
unique trees while out on my walking path...
Check out this dead limb...covered with
Woodpecker holes!

Many of you that follow my blog probably 
know by now that I love vines...
The simplicity of this vine wrapping 
itself around this tree trunk just makes me happy!



We will re~open next Saturday, Sept. 23rd.


Weekend Soul Food...

The fear of the Lord is the 
beginning of knowledge: but fools 
despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7...kjv


Enjoy a great the smile someone needs!

Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Autumn in the Air!

Happy Saturday
dear needlefolk friends!

Can you believe it's already September!
We've been enjoying much cooler days, so cool
that a sweater or hoodie is much needed!

Early Maiden Workbasket Club Update...

Due to Labor Day coming up, 
going to the print shop on Friday was 
an absolute must!

Kits for "Heart's Content" Armchair Pinpoke 
are scheduled to ship on Tuesday, September 5th.

Plans are already in the works for the fourth 
kit coming up in November...stay tuned for more details!


Goodbye August 2017...
The last evening sky of August...what will 
the days of September bring?


While coming home from a trip to Rochester, Minnesota
I was in awe of this gorgeous semi trailer... 
It's hard to believe that I was fast enough to get 
my I~phone on, focus and get a pic that 
actually turned out!

My son Sam is an absolute pro at being 
fast as lightening for quick pics...watching him 
must be finally paying off!


Weekend Soul Food...

"While the earth remaineth, 
seedtime and harvest,
and cold and heat,
and summer and winter, 
and day and night shall not cease."

Genesis 8:22...kjv

Sorry for the short post,
but I've got my hands full this weekend
if I'm going to get club kits out by Tuesday!

Enjoy a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Most Kindly, Tammy 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

"Hearts Content" Armchair Pinpoke

Welcome & Happy Saturday
needlefolk friends!

Did you ever play hooky from school...I sure did!

It felt like deja vu yesterday as I played
hooky from my Studio!

An unexpected road trip took my family
to Watertown but I requested to be dropped off at
 the East Towne Mall in Madison.

I had so much fun shopping, but even better
than that was being waited on by a sales clerk that 
I knew...such a sweet surprise! 

She is a special stitching friend, it was so good
to see you Annette Fischer...YOU MADE MY DAY!


Early Maiden Workbasket Club Reveal...

"Hearts Content" Armchair Pinpoke
©2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

This sweet sewing companion is designed to 
drape over your favorite stitching armchair.

If you're like more
sticking your needle between your teeth!

The chosen linen for this project
is 32ct. Country French "Golden Needle" linen.

One end reads 'Busy hands happy heart'.

Pattern will include a full alphabet, so you can
personalize your heart with your initials.

While the other end reads
 'hand & heart shall never part'.

The center is embellished with a sawdust filled pinpoke
made with Civil War Reproduction fabric that is 
also used on the backside of the sampler.

To give it a nice pillow cushion effect it is attached
at the four corners and twice in the center.

A simple yet practical workbasket necessity for 
a stitcher at heart ♥ 

The club thank you tokens arrived from the 
United these sweet little hand & hearts!

From my hand to yours...hope you like the new project???

It's never to late to join the club...memberships are
 still available through my Etsy shop...if you join now,
 you will receive kits one, two and three with the 
fourth one due the end of November.

Kit No. 1 ~ "Tea Time" Kettle Mat

Kit No. 2 ~ "Mend Thy Ways" Button Bag

Kit No. 3 ~ "Hearts Content" Armchair Pinpoke

For complete details, please click onto the 
Early Maiden below...


What makes YOUR heart CONTENT?

Wishing you a heart filled with joy!


We have been enjoying gorgeous weather,
the Goldenrod is in full bloom...a sure sign that
Autumn is in the air!

The cooler weather always puts me in
a house cleaning mood and baking an Acorn Squash!

As each day is full of surprises, 
never knowing exactly what the next day will 
bring...adorn your Heart with Contentment!


Sunshine for the Soul...

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, 
do it with thy might!

Ecclesiastes 9:10...kjv


Wishing you an awesome weekend
filled with good focus!

Kindly, Tammy

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hearts Content...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

 a quiet moment to drop by and say
hello with quick little post!

Early Maiden Workbasket Club Sneak Peek...

Tonight I'm working on the finishing
touches for this next project!

Everything is coming together very nicely,
and I'm excited to share the finish with you very soon!


While out and about I saw this one of a kind sign...

It gave me a good laugh, 
because it reminds me of my life the 
last couple of months...everything seems to be
in slow motion!

This has been the most difficult summer of 
of my life, due to the complications my husband is
going through with his eyes!

My heart is breaking for him daily, 
seeing him filled with anxiety and fear of the 
possibility of losing his sight.


Sunshine for the Soul...

"From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

Psalms 61:2...kjv


Alas, my workday must continue!

Until next time...good wishes to all!

Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pushing Forward ~

Welcome and happy Saturday
needlefolk friends!

This past week has been just a blurr!
Two road trips to Mayo, husband's eyes are
not doing well...Friday was spent in urgent care!

However, there was one day this week that I
got a break and went on a fabric hunting road trip... 

I found two lovely Civil War Reproduction
fabrics that will be used in upcoming club kits.

I'm leaning towards this one for the 
upcoming Early Maiden Workbasket kit. 

Working on the design now,
and will decide once I get further along!


Offering for sale today,
 a gathering of samplers that
were stitched and framed by my hand...
"Quothe The Raven Nevermore"
  frame measures 9.25"W by 7.25"H,
finished in 2009.
Sampler No. 1 ~ Price $43.00, plus $4.95 shipping

"Old Crow"
 frame (antique) measures 8.5"W by 6.75"H,
finished in 2011.
Sampler No. 2 ~ $48.00, plus $4.95 shipping

frame measures 8.75"W by 7"H,
finished in 2009.
Sampler No. 3 ~ $43.00, plus $4.95 shipping

"Summer Offering"
painted frame (antique) measures 13.5"W by 9.5"H,
finished in 2002.
Sampler No. 4 ~ $85.00, plus $7.95 shipping...SOLD ~ Thank You, Karen

If you are interested in purchasing any of these samplers,
 please email me at
For a PayPal invoice, I just need an email OR
to pay by credit card, call me at (608) 799~4418 with info.


While on the road this week,
I enjoyed seeing my all time favorite
barn once again...
So happy it's still standing!


Sunshine for the Soul...

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation:
for when he is tried, he shall receive the 
crown of life, which the Lord hath 
promised to them that love him.

James 1:12...kjv


Sending sweet sentiments to all...enjoy a 
great weekend!

Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Saturday Snap Shots ~

Happy Saturday dear needlefolk friends!

I ran out of time yesterday for my
regular Friday post, so this is rather fun
doing it on a Saturday!

Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club Update...

These sweet little bee charms 
arrived from the United Kingdom...just in time!

This weekend I'll be kitting and bagging,
and on Monday they'll be all ready to ship out!


This past weekend my family and I enjoyed
a wonderful hike through "Wild Cat Mountain Park"...

The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and
the adventure all began with these ancient old steps! 

Once we reached the overlook point,
my husband insisted on taking pics of 
my youngest son Sam and I.

The view was incredibly breathtaking! 

Looking way down below were people
canoeing...they look so small!

Love all the old stone steps 
and guard rails!

It was so being in a different world!

More great pics from our road  trip...

Old abandoned shed nestled into the
roadside weeds and vines.

Black beef cattle enjoying the
midsummer's day!

After passing this awesome shed,
 we had to do a turnaround...definitely
  couldn't pass by this old beauty! 

An old corn crib overground with cool!

I love the simple beauty of old weathered buildings!


Sunshine for the Soul...

"This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it."

Psalms 118:24...kjv


Next weeks focus will be getting 
started on kit number three for the 
Early Maiden Workbasket Cub!

Until then, 
I'm off to seize the weekend ahead!

Country Blessings,